Standing Archer Pose

standing archer pose

Standing Archer Pose (Akarna Dhanurasana) is often part of Kundalini Yoga kriyas geared towards the expansion of energy and self, as it helps open up your psychic channels to promote the greater flow of energy and power. It works on all the chakras of the Kundalini Yoga Seven Chakra System simultaneously, helping them open, heal and balance.

This pose is considered a warm-up yoga pose to prepare the body for more intense yoga poses.

It is worth to mention, that many yoga poses have multiple titles because of differences in their Sanskrit to English title translation or a specific title becoming popular because of its common usage amongst yoga teachers and yoga practitioners. Below are common titles of Standing Archer Pose:

  • Warrior Pose Archer Arms
  • Virabhadrasana Archer Arms
  • Standing Archer Pose
  • Viparita Virabhadrasana Archer Arms

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Iana Varshavska
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In love with yoga and everything that goes along with it. Iana has been actively practicing yoga for 5 years. In addition to practice, she studies various aspects of yoga philosophy, yoga anatomy, biomechanics, and holodynamics.