Standing Bow Pose Bikram Hot Yoga

Bikram Standing Bow. Here is the break down.

December 26, 2021 5 min read


What is Bikram Standing Bow ?


    The Bikram  Standing Bow Pose in the Hot Yoga Series is a posture I have been struggling with lately, and I have been trying to get my head around it. Picking up your foot and bringing it back reverses the motion of the body that we do all day, and you can feel uncomfortable if you are not used to doing the pose. The Standing Bow Pose translates into Sanskrit as Dandayamana Dhanurasana. The word Dandayamana Dhanurasana is broken down as follows: Danda means "Stick" or "Staff," Yamana has the meaning of "Restraint," Dhanur translates into English as "Bow" and Asana means "Posture" or "Seat."

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