• Sonal Agrawal

Yoga Pose of the Month: Bhujangasana (Cobra Yoga Pose)

Updated: Nov 18, 2019

Cobra pose (Bhujang asana) Introduction:

The meaning of Bhujang is cobra and asana implies yoga pose. Bhujang asana is the extending yoga exercise of the front torso and the spine. Bhujang asana is the last stage when the cobra is prepared to attack its prey by raising its hood; hence the name is cobra pose. According to Elate Online Guidance Yoga Expert, Cobra pose is one of the most important back bending yoga asana, which has numerous health benefits ranges from head to feet. The cobra posture and its variation are just like a boon to those who have back problem.It is the eighth pose in the 12 poses of the Surya Namaskar or Sun Salutation yoga routine.

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Types of Cobra pose (Bhujang asana):

  • Cobra Pose (Saral Hasta Bhujang asana): This is the propelled type of Bhujang asana when the head is raised simply like the hood of a snake or cobra. Cobra pose has been given extraordinary significance in Hatha Yoga and spreads to all the body system of the body from the wellbeing perspective.

  • Curved hands cobra pose (Vakra Hasta Bhujang asana): This is an effective cobra pose that helps to enhance the efficiency of digestive system.

  • Ardha Bhujangasana (Half cobra present): It is also known as sphinx pose in light of the fact that the final asana is look like to an Egyptian sphinx. This asana is especially useful for the individuals who have stiff back and gives flexibility to the body.

  • Cobra pose with raising palm: This is good yoga exercise for buttock. It can be practiced to reduce fat from the waistline as well as for buttock beauty.

Bhujangasana Step-by-Step:

  1. To start the pose, lie on your stomach and place your forehead on the floor.

  2. You can have your feet together, or hip width apart.

  3. Keep the tops of your feet pressing against the floor.

  4. Place your hands underneath your shoulders, keeping your elbows close to your body.

  5. Draw your shoulder blades back and down, and try to maintain this throughout the pose.

  6. Draw your pubic bone towards the floor to stabilize your lower back, and press your feet actively onto the floor.

  7. With the next inhale, start lifting your head and chest off the floor. Be mindful of opening the chest, and don't place all of your weight onto your hands. Keep the elbows lightly bent and keep the back muscles working. Take your hands off from the floor for a moment to see what is a comfortable, maintainable height for you.

  8. Keep your shoulders relaxed.

  9. With exhale lower yourself back onto the ground.

  10. Take 2-3 rounds of inhaling yourself up into the cobra, and exhaling down to the floor. Then hold for 2-3 full breaths, and come back down. Rest on the floor for a few breaths.

According To Elate experts following are the benefits of Bhujangasana (Cobra Yoga Pose):

  • Good for Kidney: Cobra pose helps to compress the kidney hence expels the stagnated blood therapy helps in improving the efficiency of the kidneys.

  • Relieves backache: This is the best asana to build the flexibility along these lines decreases the solidness from the lower spine area. Bhujang asana serves to releases up the spine, expels impure blood from the back area and tones up the nerve. In nut shell, it facilitates the effective coordination between the brain and rest parts of the body thus ensure better health.

  • Stress buster: The cobra pose gives a good massage to the adrenal gland, which produces adrenaline hormone. This hormone is good to ease stress and reduces tension of the body. Along with this asana Elate online meditation program helps in relieving stress & anxiety.

  • Good for Digestion: Bhujang asana is a good yoga exercise which gives a proper massage to the organs of abdominal region such as stomach, pancreas, liver and gallbladder. It is helpful in treating of many digestion relation conditions such as constipation, indigestion, etc. It removes flatulence after meal.

  • Gynecological disorders: This asana is good in treating of many gynecological disorders by toning the ovary and uterus. The cobra pose affects leucorrhea, dysmenorrhea and amenorrhea.

  • Slipped disc: If it is being performed under as supervision of yoga therapist, it is beneficial against slipped disc or sciatica.

  • Remedy for thyroid gland: Bhujang asana regulates thyroid gland thus helps to maintain good health.

  • Improves lung capacity: The cobra pose helps to expand the chest thus beneficial for breathing related problems.

To Conclude, Cobra Pose or Bhujangasana is one of those versatile yoga poses that is imperative in your yoga practice because it has some momentous health benefits

Contact Elate experts to understand more about this asana, also to understand & manage overall wellbeing.

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