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Bow Pose | Challenging Backbend


Yoga Posture - Bow Pose

Bow Pose or Dhanurasana Pose is considered by most to be a fairly advanced backbend.

The pose is called Bow Pose because it resembles an archers bow. If the pose is deep enough it can also resemble a tear drop.

This pose should be practiced with caution, especially for beginners. Beginners may find it difficult to lift off the ground, in which case a blanket under the thighs may help. Going deep into the pose isn't required and shouldn't be forced.

Tip: Pose not suggested for anyone with high or low blood pressure.

Boat Pose offers a variety of benefits, some of which are listed below. Enjoy the pose!

Bow Pose Benefits:

Opens Chest and Shoulders

Helps to Strengthen the Back Muscles

Beneficial For Developing Good Posture

Good Stretch For Hip Flexors

Allows Lungs to Expand More Fully



The above Bow Pose is displayed by Yoga/Merge Instructor Madelyn Hanson. You can catch Madelyn's Classes on Yoga|Merge - Let's Make Some Yoga

As always, practice safely while on the mat!