Arjuna was a great warrior in the Bhagavad Gita. Bow pose, or Dhanurasana, represents one of his most legendary fights…and much more. Below, yoga teacher and mythology expert Alanna Kaivalya discusses the mythology behind Bow Pose and how to do it.

“Bow Pose is a posture that emulates the archer’s bow. The bow was Arjuna’s preferred weapon of choice and he was a master at it because he spent so much of his life and dedicated training to become a warrior. Many of us spend much our lives and dedicated training to one thing or another and basically this is our dharma. It’s whatever it is we do that allow others to be more fully who they are. “

Get tips from Alanna on how to do bow pose and find out more about the mythology behind Dhanurasana in the video below.