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Akama Dhanurasana – Archer’s Pose

Akama Dhanurasana, or archers pose, is a beginner level position that aims to stretch your legs and arms.

 

The health benefits associated with the akama dhanurasana pose includes improving your overall balance and digestive function as well as aiding target score strength building.

 

However, if you have recently suffered from any back, hip or leg injury or have previously had a hernia then you should always consult your doctor before attempting the position. If possible, always arrange to learn this position under the supervision of an experienced teacher.

 

Instructions for Akama Dhanurasana
  • Begin seated in the Staff Pose with the palms of your hands on your knees
  • Slowly bend forward from your hips and hold your toes
  • Lift your right foot backward towards your torso, then gradually raise it up to your right ear. Your posture should be similar to that of an archer holding a bow and arrow.
  • Maintain your gaze straight in front of you, and hold for 15-30 seconds.

 

Required Preparatory Poses 

 

Follow-Up Poses Include:

 

Synonyms of Akarna Dhanurasana: Bow Pose Up To Ear
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