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Urdhva Dhanurasana This is one of the few yoga postures which is a little difficult to do, but it is also a fact that Urdhva Dhanurasana has many benefits for our body.
So that’s why we will tell you how to do Urdhva Dhanurasana (steps of Urdhva Dhanurasana), what are the benefits of Urdhva Dhanurasana and what precautions should we take while performing Urdhva Dhanurasana and also answer some of the questions related to it, which will give you All the information about this asana.
What is the meaning of Urdhva Dhanurasana?
If we tell you about Urdhva Dhanurasana in an easy language then it is a yoga asana and there are many benefits of Urdhva Dhanurasana for our body. It is a Sanskrit word, which is composed of three, Sanskrit words, ‘urdhva’ ‘dhanur’ and ‘asana’. Urdhva means (upward) Dhanur means (Bow) and Asana means (posture).
How to do Urdhva Dhanurasana (steps of Urdhva Dhanurasana).
If you are a beginner then do this posture carefully, because this posture can be a little difficult for you, then here are some steps of Urdhva Dhanurasana You read all the steps given below carefully and then you can do this asana.
- First you lie down on a flat surface which will make it easier for you to do this asana.
- Then you bring your feet near your buttocks and try to keep your feet a short distance from your buttocks.
- After that, keep the soles of your hands near your shoulders.
- Then you raise your hips and your lower back slowly upwards with the help of your feet.
- Then slowly raise your chest, shoulders and your head upwards with the help of your hands.
- At this time, you must be careful that you do not put too much weight on your neck. Because it can cause injury to your neck.
- After that you inhale and exhale by staying in this posture.
- And you try to hold this position for 15-20 seconds so that you can get the most out of Urdhva Dhanurasana.
We just told you about the steps of Urdhva Dhanurasana, now we will tell you about the benefits of Urdhva Dhanurasana.
Amazing Benefits of Urdhva Dhanurasana.
As you can see in the pictures that almost all parts of our body are being used in this, hence the benefits of urdhva dhanurasana are on almost every part of our body so here are some benefits of urdhva dhanurasana.
- Increase body flexibility: – If I tell you that it makes our body flexible out of all the yoga asanas, then it will not be wrong, if we do this asana every day, then we can make our body more flexible than before.
2. Increase face glow: – When we are doing this asana, during this time blood circulation increases in our face and towards our head, due to which the internal tissues of our skin get good oxygen and nutrients, and because of this Our skin glows even more.
3. Relaxes our mind: – As we told you earlier that by doing this asana, the circulation of blood towards our head increases. Due to which the health of our brain gets improved even more, and which helps a lot in keeping our mind relaxed.
4. Burns extra fat: – UrdhvaDhanurasana has many benefits, one of them is that it also reduces the extra fat of our body, and particularly it reduces our abdominal and belly fat. [Reduce fat]
5. Strengthens our hand: – While doing this asana, we have a lot of weight on our hands. Due to which they become stronger with time.
6. Makes our respiratory system good: – There are lots of benefits of Urdhva Dhanurasana but If you want to keep your respiratory system good then inhale and exhale while staying in this posture, then you can make your respiratory system even better, and keep your lungs and heart-healthy.
7. Internal organs: – You can see in the above picture that there is a lot of stretch in our abdominal area in this posture, which indirectly helps in keeping the good health of our internal organs.
8. Strengthens our back: – We put a lot of stretch on our back in this posture, due to which the flexibility of our back, as well as Urdhva Dhanurasana, helps to make our back even stronger and healthier.
Precautions for Urdhva Dhanurasana.
Although there are many benefits of Urdhva Dhanurasana, always keep its precautions in your mind while performing this asana, so that you don’t get injured while doing this asana.
- Weak joints:- If the joints of your hands are weak, or if you have any type of injury in your hands, then do this asana with some caution.
- Back injury:- Do not do Urdhva Dhanurasana if you have frequent pain in your back, or if you have any problem in your spine.
- High (BP) sufferer:- As we told you earlier, doing this asana increases blood circulation to the upper part of our body, which is not good for the health of a high (BP) patient.
- Headache:- If you are feeling headache while doing Urdhva Dhanurasana then you should stop doing this asana immediately.
- Pregnant woman:- However, there are many benefits of Urdhva Dhanurasana but if you are a pregnant woman then do not try this asana.
- Abdominal injury:- If you are undergoing any type of abdominal injury, or if you are taking any type of abdominal treatment, then you should abstain from this asana for a few days.
Genuine tips for you.
- If you are a beginner then you should take help of someone to do this asana, you will be able to do this asana easily and your chances of injury will also be reduced.
2. There are many benefits of Urdhva Dhanurasana but it can be harmful for you when you put your body weight on your neck.
3. While doing this asana, always keep some distance between your legs, this will make it easier to balance.
What is the difference between Urdhva Dhanurasana Chakrasana?
There is no big difference between Urdhva Dhanurasana and Chakrasana and in fact, there is no difference between these two Asanas. There is only a difference in their names in these two Asanas. Actually, this posture has two names and both of these names justify this posture correctly.
In this posture our body appears like a wheel, hence its name is Chakrasana, and our body rises upwards like a bow in this posture so, It is also named Urdhva Dhanurasana.