The Cobra Pose – (Bhujangasana)
The Cobra stance raises body temperature and eliminates all ailments.
Bhujanga, a term that is most often used in the West, is a snake in the Sanskrit language. The Bhujangasana has the upper body curled up and backwards like a snake with its head elevated and ready to attack, while the lower body is facing downward. This posture is often performed first in a sequence of backward bending poses, then the locust and bow positions.
Warming up your back muscles is highly advised before trying the Cobra pose’s muscular action. The legs do not stay passive while maintaining the posture; instead, they are stretched downward from the hips. Be mindful of the moment at which you have stretched as far as you can without hurting your back as you begin to raise your upper body off the ground. Do not raise it higher than your zone limit while keeping your elbows slightly bent. Take your hands off the floor for a time to see whether your height is comfortable and safe. This is the greatest approach to determine if you are not too high.
The spine is given a strong backward stretch during Bhujangasana, which improves spinal flexibility, strengthens the spine, and revitalises the spinal nerves. The spine’s vertebrae get a plentiful supply of blood. This posture is a great tonic for women since it strengthens the uterus and ovaries and helps to reduce monthly discomfort. Back pain may be cured by doing the Cobra stance on a daily basis.
There are three compelling arguments against the Cobra pose:
1) Pregnant women should absolutely avoid doing this asana.
2) A person with a hernia should avoid doing this stance.
3) Please avoid this stance if you have back pain.