Bow (Sanskrit: dhanurasana). "I am the essence of strength and confidence"
HOW: Lie on your stomach. Bend knees, bringing feet towards lower back, Reach back and grasp your ankles one at a time. Inhale and slowly raise your head, feet and knees. Gently rock back and forth without pulling or straining. Hold for 30 to 60 seconds. Exhale; release your hands. Slowly lower and straighten your legs. Relax in child's pose.
WHY: Massages the abdominal organs and improves digestion. Stimulates the thyroid and opens the chest. Strengthens the back. Tones the thighs and buttocks.