Cobra Pose (Bhujangasan)
Cobra Pose is derived from posture of snake Cobra when its hood raised. Cobra Pose in Sanskrit call Bhujangasan, pronounced bhu-jung-aasan. This pose is one of most important pose in yoga to practice daily. It is very useful to strengthen muscles of the back, neck and abdomen on regular practice. You can practice this pose by your own without any help from qualified yoga instructor following steps below.
Procedure for Cobra Pose:
- Put your yoga mat in level surface.
- Lie in mat flat comfortably on your stomach.
- Feet need to be together with the tops of them against the floor. Spread hands on the floor under shoulders and hug elbows against rib cage.
- Straighten your arms and lift your head, chest and stomach from floor to pose like cobra raised its hood with inhale slow and deep breathe.
- Stay in this posture for 10-30 seconds and exhale gradually returning to normal position.
- Continue the above procedure for 5-15 times daily.
Health Benefits of Cobra Pose:
• Helps to recover Asthma problem
• Stretches muscles of chest, neck and abdominal
• Relief on lower back pain
• Strengthens muscles of arms and shoulders
• Muscles of face tone to look younger
• Decrease fats from abdomen and chest.
• Increases flexibility
• Regular menstruation in female
• Tones the buttocks muscles
• Stimulates organs like kidney, pancreas in the abdomen
• Opens the chest and helps to clear the passages of the heart and lungs
• Improves circulation of oxygenated blood
• Improves digestion
• Strengthens the spine
Precaution in Cobra Pose:
As the precaution, practice this posture in the supervision of yoga experts. Don't forget to practice opposite posture of Cobra Pose to balance the muscles exercise. You must do Seated Forward Bend ( Janu shirsasan) pose equal number of times you did cobra pose.
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