Category:Prone / Backbend
From a prone position with the abdomen on the earth and the knees bent (and no wider than the hips) the hands grip the ankles (but not the tops of the feet) in preparation for Bow (Dhanurāsana) pose. The gaze is down or forward.
Stretches the entire front of the body, ankles, thighs, groins, abdomen, chest, throat and deep hip flexors (psoas). Strengthens the back muscles. Improves posture. Stimulates the organs of the abdomen and neck.