Bhujangasana : Yoga for asthama and overweight

Written By Dr. S. Choudhary on Sunday, May 3, 2009 | 2:03 PM

Bhujangasana literally means a posture like a snake. Bhujang is Sanskrit means snake. It is also popular by the name of Cobra pose or cobra posture.

This yoga is also one of the recommendation to ladies who delivered child birth and now wants to reduce weight. Along with Paschimottasana, this yoga is also helpful in maintaining a flat abs and an attractive figure. This is not a tough yoga to perform but a proper procedure is necessary. Bhujangasana also increases the flexibility and expands the lungs, thus helpful is diseases like asthama.

How to perform Bhujangasana

For performing bhujangasana one should lie in prone position on the floor. Place a mat or a bed sheet on the floor but it should not be slippery.

Then keeping both palm on the floor, riase you body though waist while inhaling. Don,t constrict your buttock muscle. Keep your hands straight and raise your body, both legs should be close and on the floor. While raising your body your tail bone should push your pubis towards the floor. Keep your head straight so that you should look straight as shown in picture.

Hold this posture for 30 seconds to 1 minutes and then relax slowly to normal prone position while exhaling. Repeat is 3 to 5 times in a day.

Initially your body may be stiff if you are a beginner. So dont over stretch. In fact in early days there is no problem in taking a support of a chair while stretching, gradually when your spine will become flexible and fat over abodomen will reduce, then you can perform in ideal ways.

Benefits of Bhujangasana

Bhujangasana increases the flexibility of the spine and body. It is one of the recommended yoga exercise to lose weight in women after childbirth. In normal overweight person this yoga is helpful in curbing fat contents. Bhujangasana open up chest and heart thus helps in expanding lungs and is very much helpful for those suffering from asthama.

Children suffering from childhood asthama should be encouraged to do bhujangasana, which is very much helpful in curing this disease as children are more flexible.

For young women who are figure conscious should always perform this yoga as it reduces fats from abdomen, makes your buts firm and gives you an attractive figure. This yoga also gives releif from stress and anxiety.

Last but not the least, this yoga is done by most of the film stars and Shilpa Shetty a renound actress in Indian cinema do this bhujangasana every day and strongly recommend to every women.

Precautions for bhujangasana

Though Bhusangasana is safe to perform even in children and adoloscents, but if there is any history of back injury, a cautious approach should be taken, it is very good yoga after childbirth but during pregnancy it should never be performed.

If anyone is suffering from acute or chronic headache should avoid doing bhujangasana, till the headache is cured. Carpal tunnel syndrome is a disease of hand where there is enrpment of nerves. In this condition bhujangasana is not done at all.

Thus I conclude saying that for childhood asthama, childhood obesity and for weight loss after childbirth, encourage yourself and your children to perform bhujangasana.


Post a Comment