Three Reasons You should not do Cobra Pose

“The Cobra pose destroys all diseases and increases body heat”. 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 backward 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. 

During Bhujangasana the spine receives a powerful backward stretch which increases flexibility of the spine, strengthens the spine and rejuvenates the spinal nerves.