Bow Pose or Dhanurasana Pose is considered by most to be a fairly advanced backbend.
The pose is called Bow Pose because it resembles an archers bow. If the pose is deep enough it can also resemble a tear drop.
This pose should be practiced with caution, especially for beginners. Beginners may find it difficult to lift off the ground, in which case a blanket under the thighs may help. Going deep into the pose isn’t required and shouldn’t be forced.
Tip: Pose not suggested for anyone with high or low blood pressure.
Bow Pose Benefits:
Opens Chest and Shoulders
Helps to Strengthen the Back Muscles
Beneficial For Developing Good Posture
Good Stretch For Hip Flexors
Allows Lungs to Expand More Fully