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Benefits of Bikram Yoga – Posture Six Bow Pulling Pose (Dandayamana-Dhanurasana)

Love love this pose a lot! Especially since I haven’t been diligently going and I know I should…. I have forgotten how it feels to stretch so much. It has been helping me with my plantar fascia a lot. I admit I miss running, but this is a nice and good alternative way for me to get in my cardio and strength training workouts at the same time.

Standing head to knee pose benefits

  • Standing Bow moves all the blood from one side of the body to the other, then back again. 
  • It develops balance, increases the size and elasticity of the rib cage, firms the abdominal wall and upper thighs.
  • It improves the flexibility and strength of the lower spine.
  • Standing Bow builds patience, determination and concentration.

Personal Take:

One of my favorites only because I don’t suck at it. Compared to the standing head to knee pose, which I am  hopeless working on (like forever) , this is another full stretching pose which leaves me with such good vibes afterward. I can sleep better after every session of Bikram and am totally looking forward to tonight’s session. The Benefits of Bikram Yoga are really awesome and I am glad to have been practising it for a few years now 🙂

bikram yoga bow pulling pose

Wish I could practise by the beach though

It’s a good way to kickstart the weekend 🙂


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4 thoughts on “Benefits of Bikram Yoga – Posture Six Bow Pulling Pose (Dandayamana-Dhanurasana)”

  1. roxannegoh says:

    Nice article! I practice at Bikram Yoga City Hall (BYCH) and standing bow is one of my favourite pose from Bikram Yoga’s 26-postures! It not only looks pretty much its a challenging pose! It requires so much strength, focus and steady breath! 😉

    http://youtu.be/_HetF9NBjdI

    1. Sheryl Goh says:

      Thank you, still have a long way to go! 🙂

  2. Congrats you completed your 14-Day Hot Yoga Challenge today! 😀

    1. Sheryl Goh says:

      Thanks guys, you have a great studio and the location is so convenient for me, and all the instructors are awesome as well. Double like! 🙂

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