Dhanurasana consists of two words: Dhanu means ‘bow’ and Asana indicates a Yoga pose. Thus the body maintains a bow pose in its final stage. This asana is known for its many health benefits and advantages such as weight loss, strengthening the lower back, treating asthma, making your entire spine flexible and supple and so on.
Dhanurasana is indicated for weight loss, good for lethargy, massages the Liver, treat diabetes, is good for blood cleansing, Kidney health, Strengthens spinal columns, good for heart, cures asthma, massage thyroid and adrenal glands, cures back pain, treats slipped discs, strengthens shoulders, locate navel and Sexual arousal.
Patients with heart problems, high blood pressure, hernia patients and patients with ulcer problems and specific gastric diseases or reflux diseases, pregnancy, soon after delivery, disc problems, etc. should not perform it except under the guidance of a yoga expert.