Thursday, May 21, 2015

Dhanurasana Yoga Pose and Benefits

Hatha Yoga Dhanurasana Pose
Dhanurasana Pose

Benefits of Dhanurasana

  • Stretches the entire front of the body, ankles, thighs and groins, abdomen and chest, and throat, and deep hip flexors (psoas).
  • Strengthens the back muscles.
  • Improves posture.
  • Stimulates the organs of abdomen and neck.
  • Beneficial for diabetes, incontinence, colitis, menstrual disorders and (under special guidance) cervical spondylitis
  • Improves blood circulation.
  • Realigns the spinal column.
  • Stretches the ligaments, muscles and nerves of the spine.
  • Corrects hunching of the thoracic area of spine.
  • Improves digestion and helps relieve gastro-intestinal problems.
  • Stimulates adrenal glands.

Contraindications and Cautions

  • High or low blood pressure
  • Migraine
  • Insomnia
  • Weak heart 
  • Hernia
  • Colitis
  • Peptic or duodenal ulcers

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