6. Bow Pose (Dhanurasana)
Dhanurasana is a back bending asana in hatha yoga and modern yoga as exercise. Spreading the legs on the ground, straight like a stick, catching hold of the feet with the hands, and making the body bent like a bow, is called by the Yogis the Dhanurasana or Bow-posture. It is used in the classical Indian dance form Bharatanatyam. From a prone position, the feet are grasped to lift the legs and chest to form the shape of a bow with the body, with the arms representing the bowstring. Stretch the entire front side of your body while strengthening your back in this pose.