Bhujapidasana Pose – Shoulder Pressing Pose

Bhujapidasana Pose – Shoulder Pressing Pose

The name for this yoga comes from the Sanskrit word, bhuja meaning Shoulder and pita meaning Pressure. Asana is posture as usual.

This is an arm supporting asana. But the base supports are the palms. The pose requires both balance and strength to maintain.

Beginners may think bhujapidasana is difficult. But it is not. It is one of the powerful and important pose in yoga. To do this pose, one needs stamina, balance, energy, practice and patience along with right guidance.

A step by step guide:

  1. Begin with a squat with your feet and knees slightly kept wide.
  2. Bring your trunk of your body little forward towards the inner thighs.
  3. Hips should be raised.
  4. Keep the upper left shoulder and arm near to the left thighs, little above the knees. Now, keep your left hand on the ground.
  5. Do the same steps with the right side.
  6. When you’ve completed this you’ll find it cause the upper back to round.
  7. Now give all the pressure on your hands, press the palms on the floor and try to lift your weight slowly.
  8. Lifting the feet from the floor while straightening the arms in a line.
  9. Now, you can put your right ankle over your left ankle and gaze forward maintaining this position.
  10. Keeping this pose for 25 seconds is enough. You can increase the seconds when you are used to do this correctly without stress.

Benefits of doing this asana:

  • Increases the balance for the overall body.
  • Strengthens upper arms, wrist, shoulders, legs and all.
  • Massages the abdominal parts.
  • Great stress relieving exercise for both physical and mental stress.
  • Tones the abdomen.
  • Improves the blood circulation.
  • Good for digestion.
  • Reduce the stress and gives relaxation

Precaution and advice:

  • If you are suffering from any wrest or shoulder Injuries it is not recommended to try this pose alone, Get an expert for a good guidance.
  • Heart patients and who are having low blood pressure, you are not allowed to do this pose.
  • Don’t rush yourself. Do it slowly.
  • It’s always advisable to do practice under the expert’s supervision
  • Doing this regularly will give the better results.