Yoga Asanas

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DHANURASANA
 

In ancient yoga, as well as in modern science, the spinal cord is the most important and most subtle part of the body. Most asanas involve the spinal column. The asanas are designed to cultivate the root of our tree of life, the spinal column. This asana helps to develop the spine.This asana is also called the Bow pose. In this asana, the focal point of concentration is the spinal column. Just relax in this posture. With full awareness and concentration, feel the pull exerted in the spine and back muscles. Know your flexibility, and do not strain beyond a point. Thoughts must be gently brought back to focus, if they tend to drift away. The mind must be fixed on the bodily movements and should be relaxed. 
  

Steps to follow (Dhanurasana) :

1. One should lie on the ground facing downwards.
2. Catch the ankles with the hands by bending the legs backwards.
3. The body will resemble a bow when you bend the  body by resting on the Abdomen with the spine arched.
4. This pose must be maintained for a few a seconds, and then come back to the starting position.

Benefits :

# This asana is very good for ladies.
# It cures constipation and removes excess fat.
# It acts as a cure for dyspepsia, rheumatism and gastro intestinal 
   disorders.
# It improves digestion and appetite.

Disclaimer For Yoga Exercise:

The yoga exercises depicted above in the line diagrams are only a graphic representation for the understanding of the asanas or exercise. Please do not attempt to practise these without proper guidance from a trained Yoga instructor as these exercises can cause physical disability when done incorrectly.



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Mahyesh
how long we need to sit in this Asana daily. Is there specific time?
Mahyesh  Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Lalita-aol
Great post...padmasana pose is also very helpful for backbone.
Lalita-aol  Wednesday, December 05, 2012
san_b
Was very perfect and appropriate.
san_b  Tuesday, July 10, 2012
soni.gupta
Nice, The meaning of Bhujangasana is well explained
The steps given are simple and clear.
The benefits are also clear to all.

Soni gupta
soni.gupta  Saturday, May 12, 2012
nicekid
don u think u should mention about breath out too?
nicekid  Friday, November 05, 2010
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