Snake Pose or Sarpasana (sar-PAH-sah-nah) is derived from two Sanskrit terms ‘sarpam’, which means snake, and ‘asana’ which means posture. The physical body in this posture is a close resemblance of a snake, hence the name.
Snake Pose unlike Cobra Pose (Bhujangasana), is an unsupported backbend, making it a challenging one for the core (abs) and lower back. This prone practice initially may seem hard on the back and lower abdomen, but with intelligent use of the pelvis, psoas, chest, and gluteus, the torso can be lifted to go gently in a backbend. The use of the arms with the engaging of the triceps and biceps keeps the body stable and in balance. In addition, the arms and shoulders help open the chest keeping the breathing process deep and slow, thereby supporting the body to remain stable, balancing on the upper thighs and pelvis.
Benefits and Contraindications
Opens the chest and lungs
Gently stretches the shoulders
Strengthens the back
High blood pressure
Photo poses in different angles
- Cobra Pose
- Striking Cobra Pose
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