Bhujangasana, also known as Cobra Pose, is a back-bending yoga asana used for exercise. The origin of the name comes from two Sanskrit words ‘Bhujanga’ which means snake or cobra, and ‘Asana’ for pose or posture. The posture was named as such because of how the pose looks much like a cobra when its When the Hood is flared ready to defend itself and the head is raised. This pose helps in strengthening the spine, shoulders, and core muscles. By expanding the chest, it allows for deeper breathing, which is beneficial to asthmatics. It helps in decompressing the spine, helping those with sciatica. This also strengthens the abdominal muscles, which proves to be beneficial in helping women in their menstrual trouble. This asana is good for the Anahata and Vishuddha Cakras.
This is one of the essential asanas for women as it is beneficial for reproductive health and balancing of the hormones.
How to Execute Bhujangasana:
- Lie down on your stomach.
- Inhale and slowly raise the chest, directing the head backward, while holding the weight on your palms. Make sure that the navel is pressed toward the floor all this time.
- Direct the eyes toward the ceiling as you direct the head backward. Hold your breath for 8 seconds.
- While exhaling, return to your original position.
Practice: 8 rounds x 8 seconds. Should be practiced by women daily.
Regular practice of Cobra pose (Bhujangasana) you will prevent sinusitis and excessive gum and nasal bleeding.