Out of many asanas in yoga, today we are going to take a look at Bhujangasana i.e. Cobra pose yoga. You can definitely benefit by reading this information before doing this asana. So let’s know what is Cobra pose is. And its advantages.
Cobra pose yoga is a classic yoga asana, which has been practiced for centuries. The concept of yoga originated in India, and from India, it spread all over the world. Today we can see the importance of yoga in other countries including India. This asana provides many physical and mental benefits that can be experienced by practitioners of all levels. This is an asana in Ashtanga Yoga.
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What is a Cobra pose?
Cobra pose, also known as “Bhujangasana” in Sanskrit and “Cobra pose” in English. Bhujangasana is divided into bhujanga meaning ‘snake’ and asana meaning ‘pose’. This asana is also called Bhujangasana or Cobra poses because the body takes the shape of a snake. Cobra is a species of snake.
The correct way to do Cobra pose
Bhujangasana is one of the most popular yoga poses and is often used to help improve back strength, flexibility, and posture. This classic pose is easy to learn and can be done at home with just a few simple steps. Here are some tips to do Cobra pose yoga correctly:
- First of all, lie straight on the yoga mat on your stomach. Place your palms near your thighs, making sure that your ankles do not touch each other.
- The chin should be on the floor and the breathing should be regular.
- Bring both hands in line with the shoulders and keep the palms on the ground.
Put the entire weight of your upper body on the soles of your feet.
- Then take a deep breath and raise your head and try to lift it towards your back. Take care not to strain or force much in this pose.
- Make sure that your elbows are not bent in this position.
- Try to pull your head back so that the shape of your body resembles the coils of a snake.
- Try to increase the pressure on the floor with the waist and legs so that your stomach feels like it is touching the floor.
- While doing this, keep the speed of breathing normally.
- Stay in this position for 10-30 seconds, with regular practice of this asana, you can do this asana for two minutes.
- To come to the starting position, first of all, reduce the pressure between the waist and legs and reduce the pressure on the hands and lower the body on the floor.
- Then lie down in Shavasana for 2-3 minutes.
Benefits of Cobra pose/Bhujangasana
Bhujangasana is an important yoga pose that provides both physical and mental benefits. Regular Cobra pose yoga can give you the following benefits.
♦ Strengthening the spine.
♦ As the body is slowly lifted off the ground with the arms extended, it helps build flexibility and strength in the posterior chain of muscles – back, abs, and glutes.
♦ This asana helps in increasing blood circulation to and through the spine, which helps in reducing stiffness in the area.
♦ By stretching your core muscles along with your torso as well as your shoulders and chest muscles, you can improve your ability to take deep breaths.
♦ Helps in strengthening the muscles of the back, arms, and abdomen.
♦ Bhujangasana can also help reduce stress levels and increase self-confidence.
♦ Provides relief from sciatica and asthma.