Bhujangasana (The Cobra Pose)

Bhujangasana (The Cobra Pose)

Bhujanga is sanskrit serpent or cobra. In this posture, one resembles a cobra, reared up on its caudal support and its hood fully expanded. Hence the name.

  • To start this asana, laydown on the yoga mat on your abdomen and relax all your muscles.
  • Place your chin on the mat and look to the front. Hold this position for a few seconds.
  • Place the palms on the ground underneath the shoulders.
  • As you inhale, slowly raise your head and trunk, bending the spine backwards.
  • Stretch the feet backwards so the toes touch the ground. Hold your breath and hold this position for about ten seconds. This stretches your back, shoulder and abdominal muscles.
  • Exhale and bring your head back to the starting position.

Benefits of The Cobra Pose

  • This asana helps cure spinal ailments, including pain felt in the lower back.
  • This posture applies pressure on the internal organs in the abdominal region. It helps digestion, eliminates constipation and increases metabolism.
  • For women, this posture strengthens the ovaries, uterus. It stimulates blood circulation in the uterus helping in reducing menstrual problems.
  • It stretches out the muscles in the chest, neck, shoulders, back and abdominal areas.

Bhujangasana (The Cobra Pose)

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