Welcome to Day 3 of “Yoga for Back Strength”.
There are so many types of different asanas in Yoga, each with its own different elements and benefits. Bhujangasana is one such unique and beautiful pose; it’s easy to perform and elegant to behold.
The word “Bhujanga” is a Sanskrit word that means ‘Snake’ and asana means pose. Hence, “Cobra Pose”.
Let’s see how to perform this asana.
- Lie down on the floor on your stomach
- Slowly and steadily, straighten your arms
- Simultaneously, arch your back and raise your head skywards. Don’t exert yourself – feel the stretch in your legs and back as you raise your chest
- In the final position, hold your breath for a few seconds. Then, slowly release your breath as you lower yourself back into the starting position
- Repeat this 5-8 times.
- This Asana helps to stretch muscles of shoulders, chest and abdomen.
- It decreases stiffness of the lower back
- It increases flexibility
- improves menstrual irregularities in women
- Elevate mood, and this can also helps in stress, depression, anxiety keep away from our mind
- Improves digestion.
- Help to soothes sciatica
- It also helps to cure the symptoms of asthma.
People with the following conditions should avoid doing this pose:
- Spinal disorders
TIP OF THE DAY:
Stretch and de-stress!
Author: Dr. Prajakta Jawalkar
(Come back tomorrow for the next asana in the series)