Have you ever tried to stand as still as a mountain or as tall as a tree?
Yoga poses are exercises which started in India hundreds of years ago. They make our bodies strong and stretched at the same time as making our minds still and quiet.
Lets explore BOW POSE
One of the languages in India is called Sanskrit, in Sanskrit the word ‘Dhanur’ is bow and pose is “Asana” so Bow Pose is also called Dhanurasana, this is a back bend where we make the shape of a bow (like a bow and arrow):
Lie on your tummy
Bend you knees and hold your ankles
Lift your thighs up and keep your arms straight so your chest lifts
Push your legs into your hands so your arms stretch like a bow string
Imagine yourself like a bow ready to shoot an arrow full of energy
Can you get your head closer to your feet? How high can you lift up off the ground.
Don’t forget to breathe when you’re in the pose. How long can you stay for? Count silently in your head.