Updated: Mar 3
By Allison Ray (Schleck) Jeraci
Dhanurasana (Bow Pose) is the compound definition of grace and strength. This yoga backbend engages the back of the body concentrically while lengthening the front of the body. Though the front body is expanding, as it is held in the lengthened position, you will find that the front body is working hard to resist gravity in this lengthened state. Preparing the body for this intricate pose will help you to understand the actions of the pose in simpler movements before putting them all together in this deep backbend.