Cobra Pose

Tones the entire nervous system. Heals health problems related to reproductive organs.  And so much more.

Steps:

  1.  Lie down on your stomach. Legs straight with toes pointing backwards (feet can be together or apart depending on the flexibility)

  2. Place the palm on the floor on the sides of the shoulder, with fingers pointing forward. Position the arms so that the elbows point backwards and are close to the body.

  3. Inhale and straighten the arms to lift the chest off the floor, rise only to the point till the pubic bone is in contact with the floor. Press the pubis into the ground and try to arch your back further and look up.

  4. The arms may or may not be straight depending on the flexibility of the back.

  5. Hold the pose anywhere from 15 to 30 seconds, breathing easily. Come back to the floor with an exhalation.

 
Benefits:

  1. Strengthens the spine

  2. Stretches chest and lungs, shoulders, and abdomen

  3. Stimulates abdominal organs like liver and kidney, stimulates appetite, alleviates constipation.

  4. Soothes sciatica

  5. Therapeutic for asthma as it deepens breathing.

  6. Traditional texts say that Bhujangasana increases body heat, destroys disease, and awakens kundalini.

  7. It tones the ovaries and the uterus and helps in menstrual and some other gynecological problems

Contraindications:​
 
  1. Back injury

  2. Headache

  3. Pregnancy

  4. Peptic ulcer, hernia, intestinal tuberculosis, hyperthyroidism and carpal tunnel syndrome

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