Introduction to the Archer Pose
In Kundalini Yoga, the powerful Archer Pose is especially beneficial for instilling self-esteem. It will help build your confidence and character. Archer Pose will also free up your energy by straightening your torso and stretching your arms and legs.
If you face persistent difficulties in making decisions or easily feel hurt or disheartened, the Kundalini Yoga Archer Pose or Akarna Dhanurasana is the perfect exercise. It will enable you to become a more determined and focused individual. This pose is also known as the dhanurasana yoga or standing archer pose yoga, and helps develop your mental concentration as well.
This exercise is a great one for making you a more relaxed person with greater strength of mind. It will make you confident and powerful, along with allowing the free course of energy throughout your body.
Below the video I have provided the entire transcript as well, in case you prefer to read the transcript to watching the video.
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Welcome to the ongoing Yoga and meditation series here on Mastery of Meditation and Yoga. Today we’re going to do a great pose that helps you develop your confidence. It opens up your energy channels throughout your body, and it helps you build character. It is called Archer’s pose.
To do this pose, bring your legs far apart as I am demonstrating. Have your heels in line to do this posture. Have your right foot facing forward and your left foot faces in slightly. Have your torso be straight from the hips. Don’t lean forward this way, you are going to bring 70 percent of the weight onto your front thighs. Your front thigh should be holding 70 percent of your weight. Your back leg should be nice and straight.
Now with your right arm, you’re going to stretch. Pretend as if you’re holding a bow and then pull back the bow string with your left arm. I have my thumb up. Important part of this posture is to focus on the tip of your thumb. So, have tremendous focus on the tip of your thumb. Pull the string back off the bow, expand your chest and do long, deep breathing. Do long deep breathing, feeling more and more powerful with each breath. Hold the side for about 30 seconds and then switch to the other side.
Your left foot will be facing forward. Your right foot will be facing slightly in. Again, keep your torso straight. Most of the weight now will be on your left thigh and you should feel this thigh holding most of your weight and your left arm out thumb up. Pull back and bow string, focus on the tip of the thumb and do long deep breathing, feeling your energy starting to flow. Have deadly focus. Don’t let the mind wander as you do this practice and you can release the arrow and come back to center. This is a great pose to do at the end of a set. Again, fantastic pose for building your confidence and for allowing the energy to start to flow throughout your body for building mental focus as well as building character.
Thank you everybody. God bless you all.
Archer Pose Conclusion
The Kundalini Yoga Archer Pose is excellent for including in your daily routine. Not only does it make you a more confident and determined person, but also enables the circulation of energy which relaxes you. It helps develop your character and willpower. Overall, this yoga exercise makes you a stronger person, both physically and mentally.
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