Bhujangasana – Cobra Pose

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Bhujanga means “cobra”. Bhujangasana – Cobra Pose resembles the cobra with its crowned head raised majestically. The lumbar spine is arched, strongly stretching the abdomen. A useful counterstretch for Bhujangasana’s strong push-up is Balasana .

Technique

  • Lie face down.
  • Press your palms against the floor at the height of your shoulders.
  • Use your back muscles to raise your head and upper torso, then use your arms.
  • Stretch your arms, arch the thoracic section of your spine.
  • Look forward.

Weather

15 to 30 seconds.

Benefits

  • Strengthens the spine.
  • Revitalizes the chest and lungs, shoulders and abdomen.
  • Firms the buttocks
  • Stimulates the abdominal organs
  • Helps relieve stress and fatigue
  • Open the heart and lungs
  • Relieves sciatica
  • Avoid lumbago, sciatica and asthma

Contraindications

Do not perform this asana if you have the following injuries or ailments;

  • Back injury
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Headache
  • Pregnancy

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