Dhanurasana literally translates to the 'bow pose'. This asana helps strengthen the back and spine, opens up the chest and helps you breathe better. Apart from that it is known to strengthen and stimulate the abdominal organs, helps in relieveing menstrual pain and discomfort, helps the kidneys function better and strengthens the muscles of the arms and legs. One of the most interesting benefits of this pose is that it stimulates the reporductive organs of a person and beats stress and fatigue. Known to help in achieving a stronger orgasm this asana is also a great way to beat sexual diseases like premature ejaculation and disinterest in sex. Read about the top 10 yoga poses to beat premature ejaculation.
Steps to do this pose: Lie on your stomach with your feet hip-width apart and your arms by the side of your body. Fold your knees and hold your ankles. Breathing in, lift your chest off the ground and pull your legs up and back. Look straight ahead with a smile on your face. Keep the pose stable while paying attention to your breath. Continue to take long deep breaths as you relax in this pose. But don't get carried away! Do not overdo the stretch. After 15 -20 seconds, as you exhale, gently bring your legs and chest to the ground. Release the ankles and relax.
Tip: Do not practice this pose if you have high or low blood pressure, hernia, neck injury, pain in the lower back, headache, migraine or a recent abdominal surgery or if you are pregnant.
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