The rocking bow is the full bow plus! It aids digestion, relieves constipation, and tones the intestines. The fuller the bow, the easier it is to rock and roll!
The rocking bow pose.
1. Get into the bow pose.
2. Using your breath, rock your body back and forth. Inhale as the body rocks back, exhale forward. Keep your arms straight.
3. Yoga Adventure: This high-energy, aerobic pose-in-motion is great for your whole body. Pick your favorite song with a medium-to-slow beat and see if you can rock and roll through the whole thing. If not, you can work up to it as you get fitter.
Swami Vishnu Devananda says, "OM is a bow, the arrow is the Soul, Brahman is the arrow's goal." Backbends are so good at making it easier to breathe deeply—by opening up the chest and abdomen—that many people crave backbends! The deep breathing gets more oxygen to the brain. As a result, you feel stimulated, refreshed, and energized. Get a double benefit by completing your yoga backbends with a few balancing forward bends to relax the spine, along with a few moments of meditation on the swami's words.
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