Happy Sunday Yogis! Our Challengers are taking a break from the Sun Salutations pose breakdown for Sitali Pranayama, a cooling breath we covered on the Summer Solstice! If it is as cold as it is in Colorado today, you may want to try a warming Pranayama such as Bellows Breath again today!
Today’s Daily Yogi Practice is to try Bow Pose Asanas inspired by the start of Sagittarius Season!
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Dhanurasana – Bow Pose
This Asana is a great full body stretch, and is especially great for the chest and shoulders. This is a deep stretch that requires you to be fairly open already, so I try to work this pose in near the end of my Asana practice.
You will enter this pose by laying on your stomach on the mat, in reverse corpse. Bend your knees and bring your feet towards your booty, and reach back to grab your feet with your hands.
Feet and Legs – Your legs should be pointing straight – make sure your knees do not turn out to the sides. Grab your feet near your ankles, with thumbs pointing down. As you become more flexible, your legs will come up to bring you further into a backbend, but you will always keep your knees straight back/
Torso and Head – Lift your head and chest off the mat and look straight ahead.
Arms – Keep your shoulders down and back. Your thumbs should point down, grabbing the outside of your feet near your ankles. As you become more flexible and comfortable with this pose, you may flip your grip as you move
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You may want to try a strap in each hand wrapped around the feet to work your way into this pose!
Please comment and let us know how Bow pose was for you! Do you want to share an Asana inspiration for your sign’s pose? Always remember, be kind!