Today, let’s know about Bhujangasana, why it is popular among yoga asanas, and what are the benefits of doing it.
The word “Bhujang” of Bhujangasana is derived from the Sanskrit language. Bhujang means “snake”. Bhujangasana is called Cobra pose in English. Because while doing this yoga, the front of the body raises up like a snake’s froth. This asana does practices in the seventh step of Surya Namaskar. Bhujangasana is extremely beneficial for people with back pain. By doing this asana, makes the arm, elbow, and backbone strong.
Steps of doing Bhujangasana –
The method of performing Bhujangasana describes below:
- To do Bhujangasana, first of all, choose a clean open, and quiet place. Then spread the mat or easy.
- Now lie down on your stomach and extend both the legs well and spread the soles of the feet towards the sky.
- Apply your chin to the ground. And bring the palm of your two hands in front of the shoulder. (Remember, the palm of your hand is tied to the ground and the elbow is to be bent over the sky.
- Now attach your head to the ground and close your eyes.
- Now while breathing in your body, slowly raise your chin up, after that raise the neck towards the sky and slowly raise the chest also, now finally lift the belly part above the navel.
- Bend your back as much as you can by leaning your feet against your fingers.
- After coming to this state of Bhujangasana, open your eyes and normalize the breath and maintain this position for 30 seconds.
- Now move the raised body slowly towards the ground and come to the beginning position and rest for 30 seconds.
- A cycle is completed in this way. Initially do this exercise 3 to 4 times and after the practice increases, do this cycle more.
Time Duration of Bhujangasana
- At the beginning of the practice of Bhujangasana should be done three to four times. That means three to four cycles of 30 seconds. After daily practice, you can increase this cycle to five, seven, eleven, twenty-one times.
- The state of Bhujangasana should remain at a maximum for thirteen to thirty seconds after which it should come back to normal.
Benefits of Bhujangasana
Below, explained the benefits of Bhujangasana: Read further-
- Bhujangasana strengthens the spine and reduces back pain, back pain.
- By the practice of Bhujangasana, the woman gets benefits in problems related to menstruation.
- By doing Bhujangasana, constipation, and gas problems are overcome. Digestion becomes strong.
- One who has to do most of the work while sitting, his belly fat increases, he should do Bhujangasana. This asana reduces abdominal fat.
- Bhujangasana is very beneficial in making the body beautiful.
- Bhujangasana is very beneficial for asthma patients.
- Bhujangasana removes tension, anxiety, restlessness, and makes the mind calm and elated.
- Kidney and liver remain healthy by performing Bhujangasana. This asana increases the immune power of the body.
- Asthma and throat diseases are eliminated by practicing Bhujangasana.
Do Yogasana Before Bhujangasana
Before performing Bhujangasana, you can do Balasana, Garudaasana, Marjari Asanas.
Precautions While doing Bhujangasana
The following precautions should be taken while performing Bhujangasana:
- Back pain should be done only after the advice of the doctor.
- Special care should be taken by sciatica while making it easy.
- Those patients suffering from stomach disease should not do this asana.
- Diseases of ulcers patients should not do Bhujangasana.
- Pregnant women should not practice Bhujangasana.
- Do not jerk the head and back while turning backward.
- While practicing Bhujangasana, keeping equal weight on the palm of both hands, special care should be taken.
Yoga calms the body and mind and develops the body. Yoga has many physical and mental benefits, but it should not be used in place of any medicine. It is important to learn and do as instructed by a yoga instructor while doing any yoga asana. If you have any physical dilemma, then you should contact your yoga instructor or any doctor before doing yoga asana. You can also know more about yoga asana by joining 200 hour yoga teacher training in Rishikesh.