Bhujangasana – Cobra Pose
The name comes from the Sanskrit words bhujanga meaning snake or serpent. Asana means Posture. This pose resembles a cobra. So, it is called as Cobra Pose in English.
Regular practice of Bhujangasana helps easing the symptoms of Asthma. In India, Peoples believe cobra pose as a remedy for colds.
It stretches the abdominal parts and open the chest and lungs. Thus it helps to get rid of the excessive carbon dioxide and other toxic gas in our body. And increase the blood circulations.
If you feel any kind of stress at work or anywhere, doing Cobra pose for 7 to 12 minutes can help you out of the stress and feel the peace of mind and calmness.
Bhujangasana plays a vital role in practicing yoga. It is one of the sequences of yoga postures in Surya Namaskar or Sun Salutation.
- Begin by Lying on your stomach with keeping your toes flat on the floor and forehead resting on the floor.
- Keep your legs closer.
- Keep your hands under your shoulders; keep your elbows parallel and closer to your body trunk.
- First lift your head slowly.
- Slowly pull your body trunk off the floor by pushing against the floor with the hands support.
- Put equal pressure on both palms.
- Keep straighten your arms
- Tilt your head back
- Arching your back as much as possible
- Do not hold your breathing. Breathe correctly. Smile.
- Do not stress yourself.
- Bring back your chest and abdomen to the ground gently, while exhaling.
- Tones the abdomen.
- Improves the blood circulation and digestion.
- Expands the chest.
- Reduce the physical and mental stress.
- Increases the flexibility.
- Strengthens the shoulders.
- Regulate the menstrual cycle
- Cures the Asthma and colds
- Reduces fatigue
- If you are pregnant, avoid this asana.
- Do not practice this asana if you have any shoulder injuries or recently underwent abdominal surgeries.
- By doing this asana in the morning, one can yields the best results
- Also avoid if you are suffering from Carpel Tunnel Syndrome or chronic diseases or spinal disorders in the past