Yoga Pose Of The Day – Half Bow Pose

Half Bow pose challenges your strength, balance, and flexibility. I love a good half bow pose when my muscles are feeling extra tight or when my shoulders are tight.

Ardha Dhanurasana (Half Bow Pose)

Here are some benefits of Half Bow pose:

  • Stretches the quads
  • Opens the chest
  • Stretches the arm/shoulder muscles
  • Increases spinal flexibility
  • Strengthens the back muscles
  • Increases balance
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Watch my JUMPROPE tutorial here:

Start in tabletop
Opposite foot into opposite hand, extend the arm and roll the shoulder back.
Pull your belly button up towards your spine to keep a straight back.
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Tips for beginner yogis:

  • Keep the arm holding the foot straight
  • Hold for at least 5-8 breaths
  • Press the foot into the hand in order to raise your leg rather than just lifting your leg up
  • Lift your belly button up towards your spine
  • if you can’t reach your foot, use a strap and place the loop on your foot, then hold in place with your hand.

Half Bow pose can be done during the beginning sequence of your yoga practice. It’s a great warm-up pose. Let me know in the comments if you have any questions about this pose, and I’ll catch you all on the next one!