Benefits of Bow Pose (Dhanurasana)

Name:Dhanu = BowAsana = pose Effects: Brings back elasticity to the spine. Tones the abdominal organs. Regular practice relieves symptoms due to slipped discs. *This pose requires guidance from an instructor to ensure proper technique, especially if one does not possess sufficient flexibility and/or strength.

Benefits of Chair Pose (Utkatasana)

Name: Utkata = Powerful, fierce, unevenAsana = Pose Effects: Removes stiffness in the shoulders Corrects minor deformities in the legs Strengthens the ankles and leg muscles evenly Massages the heart (as the diaphragm is lifted up) Tones the abdominal organs and back muscles Expands and develops the chest