Ardha Dhanurasana

Common Title Ardha Dhanurasana
English Title Half Bow Pose
Sanskrit Title Ardha Dhanurasana
All Titles Half Bow Pose, Ardha Dhanurasana,
Pose Level Beginner
Pose Position Prone
Pose Type Back-Bend, Strength
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  1. 7.30 Demonstrate One side, then the other Show how straps can help ...
  2. *lengthens front body | strengthens back body ...
  3. มือจับ เท้าขวา สะโพกเป็น แนวเดียว แตะที่ขาขวา ...
  4. gentle 1/2 bow, rest on bottom forearm ...
  5. Bend left knee and grasp outside of angle with left hand or both legs in both hands. Inhale raise head, shoulders, and chest up off the floor ...
  6. Bend right knee and grasp ankle with right hand or both legs in both hands. Inhale raise head, shoulders, and chest up off the floor ...
  7. See if you can do the right side first this time, then the left, but only on one side. ...
  8. Keep opposite arm and leg on the mat. Do a very small lift. ...
  9. Dhanurasana strengthens the back and engages the abdominal muscles. This backbend opens up the chest and shoulders. With Dhanurasana the sequence is m... ...
  10. Stay on your belly with your forehead resting on the blanket and inhale to bend your knees, bringing your shins to a 90-degree angle with your thighs.... ...
  11. Modification-Strap. Lie on your belly with your legs together or a few inches apart, chin to the floor and slide the right arm along the floor over yo... ...
  12. ... faire la même chose de l'autre côté. Inspirer là. ...
  13. Attraper (si possible) le pied droit avec la main droite. Inspirer dans la posture et... ...
  14. Right FOOT IN HAND Use a strap if necessary. After getting the foot push back into your hand to help lift your body. ...

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Ardha Dhanurasana Titles in English and Sanskrit

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  • Half Bow Pose
  • Ardha Dhanurasana

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