Lady practicing the yoga posture bhujangasana, the cobra pose.

Bhujangasana – Cobra

June 10, 2020

Bhujangasana – Cobra


Bhujanga = cobra or snake.

Asana = steady pose.

Bhujangasana also known as the Cobra is a traditional yoga posture, it features in many different classes and styles.

This energising posture will lengthen the torso and gently stretch some of the organs of digestion. It will open the chest and improve flexibility of the spine. 

How to do Bhujangasana

Begin lying on your front place your hands under your shoulders and carefully lift your torso from the ground.

Care must be taken to make sure that the lower back remains long and the spine does not compress, if you feel restricted or pressure in the lower back relax the posture it is also important to keep the neck in line with the spine so as not to compress the cervical vertebrae.

If you experience any discomfort relax the posture immediately and try performing the posture on the forearms lifting the chest just a little from the ground, when agility increases you can push up little by little using your hands.

This blog article was written by Sue Fuller creator of the Yoga 2 Hear range of audio yoga classes and yoga teacher training courses.

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