BHUJANGASANA – THE COBRA POSE

BHUJANGASANA – THE COBRA POSE

By Ambika Niranjan  on: 26 June 2018
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Bhujangasana, also called as the Cobra pose for it reflects the posture of a cobra that has its hood raised.

Technique:

  • Lie on the stomach, with palms on the ground underneath the shoulders.
  • Inhale as in complete yogic breathing.
  • Supporting oneself lightly on the arms, slowly raise the head and trunk, leaning backwards as far as possible, but without raising the abdominal region from the ground.
  • Hold this position for several seconds; then exhale slowly and gradually return to the starting position.
  • Relax by putting the hands underneath the thyroid.
  • While performing this asana, direct the attention firstly to the thyroid, then along the spinal cord, to finish at the lower part of the spinal column.    

Benefits:

  • Stretching of abdominal muscles hence helps in reducing belly fat.
  • Improves circulation – hence body’s cells get enough nutrients and oxygen and also help maintain hormonal balance.
  • Helpful in treating stress symptoms like fatigue, headaches, weakness and manage depression.
  • Provides a good extension to the back, stretches muscles in the shoulder, chest and abdominals. Strengthens the arms, shoulders and spine, decreases stiffness in the lower back.
  • Prevents thyroid problems Gives soothing stretch to thyroid and parathyroid glands and helps to minimize the symptoms of thyroid disease. Helps revitalize the throat region.
  • Kidney health The asana removes stagnant blood by compressing kidneys. On resumption of the start position, the kidneys are irrigated with a fresh supply of blood, hence good for kidney health.
  • Asthma and congestion – Chest expansion and optimal length stretching expanding lung’s external region. This expansion prevents asthmatic attacks and respiratory congestion.
  • Helps to maintain and encourage the correct secretion of cortisone hormone by adrenal glands, helpful in alleviating rheumatism.
  • Beneficial for health of ovary and uterus, good for menstrual cycle.
  • Corrects slipped disc. Soothes backaches, renders the spinal column more flexible and keeps it in good health.
  • Increases flexibility.

 



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