In Bhujangasana (Cobra Pose), as the name suggests, the body resembles a serpent with its hood raised. This yoga pose is considered as a very powerful backward bending yoga pose in Hatha Yoga. Cobra pose comes under the category of ‘lying down on the stomach’ yoga poses.
As this asana is considered powerful like the Cobra snake, a lot of care should be taken while going into the pose and coming out of the pose. Any jerks of the back while going into the pose can cause discomfort to the back and can also cause injury. While releasing too, the body must drop down slowly and not with a jerk.
Cobra Pose is considered a base pose as cobra pose variations can be derived from this pose.Cobra Pose helps boost energy in the body and hence can be included in flow yoga sequences.
Benefits and Contraindications
Strengthens the spine
Stretches chest and lungs, shoulders, and abdomen
Firms the buttocks
Stimulates abdominal organs
Helps relieve stress and fatigue
Opens the heart and lungs
Therapeutic for asthma
Traditional texts say that Bhujangasana increases body heat, destroys disease, and awakens kundalini.
Carpal tunnel syndrome
Photo poses in different angles
- Take your time in this backbend. Only go so far as it feels comfortable. Keep your belly engaged and lower back long. Maintain the connection with your hips on the floor
- Keep your shoulders relaxed and the base of your neck soft
- Point your elbows backwards rather than out to the sides
- Striking Cobra Pose
- Cobra Pose Variation Elbows Leg
- Cobra Pose Chair
- Crocodile Pose On Elbows
- Cobra Pose Variation Elbows
- Cobra Pose Variation Arms
- Cobra Pose Variation Hips
- Cobra Pose Variation Elbows One Knee
- Cobra Pose Variation Elbows Back
- Plank Pose
- Four Limbed Staff Pose
- Eight Limbed Pose
- Downward Facing Dog Pose
- Child Pose
- Locust Pose