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Yoga Pose of the Day: Bow Pose

by Tina Bryant 27 Aug 2019

Get your daily yoga benefits with the Bow Pose. It’s an intermediate yoga pose that looks like an archer's bow, that's why it's so called. You can perform this position on a yoga mat or a carpet at home. 

How to do the Bow Pose: 

1. Lie on your belly. Keep your hands alongside your torso with your palms up.

2. Exhale. Bring your heels as close as you can to your buttocks. Make sure your knees are hip-width.

3. Inhale. Lift your hands and take hold of your ankles (not the top part of the feet). Your fingers should wrap around the ankles, but your thumb does not. Keep your toes pointed.

4. Lift your heels away from your buttocks, simultaneously, lift your head, chest, and thighs away from the mat. Your body should be lifted so only your core should touch the yoga mat.

5. Draw your tailbone into the mat to deepen the stretch. Breathe more.

6. Look forward and stay in this pose for 15-30 seconds while you focus on stretching, breathing, and balancing.

7. Exhale. Release the pose. Lower your head, chest, thighs, and feet back towards the mat. Lower your ankles and put your hands to your side as in the beginning.

8. Relax for a few seconds and repeat the pose twice or more as needed.

Utilizing (embracing) the entire body by strengthening the muscles in the back, abdomen, arms, and legs and stretching the throat, chest, arms, abdomen, hips, groin, thighs, and ankles, the Bow Pose has a lot of benefits and is effective in weight loss; it is a good stress reliever; improves posture and releases back pain. The Bow Pose improves the function of vital organs and cures respiratory disorders like asthma. Follow this instruction or find a video on YouTube to practice this position and enjoy the benefits it brings. Tag us @pineappleclothing_com for a chance to be featured on the blog!

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