Day 6- Posture 6- Standing Bow Pose

Standing Bow Pose is known as Dandayamana Dhanurasana in Sanskrit. By far this is the most graceful looking yoga pose. Once you nail it you will look like a ballerina in yoga class. It's amazing, to feel yourself suspended in a moment grounded with just a few inches of flesh on the earth.

Step 1 ~ Stand on your yoga mat[/amazon_link] in Tadasana. Balance your weight and begin to feel grounded. Shift your weight onto your left foot.  Lock out your left leg and bend the right elbow in, Bend your right knee and bring the heel of your right foot up towards your right buttock.

Step 2 ~ Bring your knees together to realign the hips so that they are square to mirror. Bring the left arm up towards the sky. Lift and stretch your upper body upwards, heart towards the heavens.

Step 3 - Kick your right leg up, and kick the knee up towards the ceiling. Lean forward and lock out the left leg. Your left arm should be stretched out in front of you with your forearm close to your ear. Bring your upper body parallel to the floor but still angle your arm and chest pointing upwards.  Try to hold this position for 60 seconds.

Step 4 -  If you have fallen out of the pose, go gently back into it. Release and go back into Tadasana, and repeat pose on the other side.

Today's video emphasizes the care you need to take with your knees, you will miss them when they're gone. Slow and steady, take your time and remember some poses take years of practice before one is able to perform the full expression.

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