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Postures and Poetry: Archer Pose

Chivalry and fearlessness, inherent in this noble warrior stance,

Physical stamina and strength in feet, thighs, and arms enhanced.

Archer also puts pressure on the thigh bone,

Balancing calcium, magnesium, potassium, and sodium.

On the physical plane, we have lots of reasons for doing Archer Pose. It helps develop strength in the quadriceps and the intestines. The legs and knees are being strengthened. Outstanding physical stamina and strength are gained, while, remarkably, at the same time, there is an inner posture of feelings taking place that is equal in power to the pure physical connection of feet to the ground.

Sometimes called the Hero Posture, Archer Pose develops courage. That is its special inner gift. Plus, it is said that the need for excessive sleep disappears!

Excerpt from Kundalini Postures and Poetry, by Shakti Parwha Kaur Khalsa

Instructions for practice

Shakti Parwha Kaur Khalsa was Yogi Bhajan’s first student in the United States. He gave her the title of Divine Mother of 3HO.She has been teaching Kundalini Yoga since 1969. She is the author of Kundalini Yoga: The Flow of Eternal Power; Kundalini Postures and Poetry; and Marriage on the Spiritual Path: Mastering the Highest Yoga. She is a frequent movie-goer in the City of Angels.