Akarna-Dhanura-asana – The Shooting bow Pose

Instructions:
1. Sit on the floor with the legs together and extended straight out in front. Keep the back straight,shoulders level and head straight. Place the hands, palms down, flat on top of the thighs then inhale deeply.

2. Exhale and reach down and loop the forefinger of the right hand around the big toe of the right
foot and grasp the left foot with the left hand.

3. Inhale and pull the right foot back placing the big toe next to the right ear. Straighten the back as much s possible and hold the posture for the duration of the inhale breath.

4. Exhale and return to the seated position of step #1 then repeat the posture on the opposite side.”Having caught the toes of the feet with both hands and carried them to the ears by drawing the body like a bow, it becomes Dhanura-asana.”

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