Monday - Saturday 06:30am-8:00pm

Bhujangasana

Steps to perform Bhujangasana

  • Get down and lie on your stomach, keeping your toes flat on the floor. Ensure that your forehead rests on the ground.
  • Bring both your legs close together and make sure that your hells touch each other.
  • Gently bring down your hands underneath your shoulders. Now, bring your elbows parallel to the torso.
  • Inhale, and gently raise your entire upper body but press your navel firmly on the ground.
  • Slowly raise your torso off the floor by supporting with your hands. It is extremely important ot ensure that equal amount of pressure is bring put equally on both palms.
  • Slowly try to curve your spine via each vertebra. Make your arms straight by arching your back. Tilt your head backwards. Try to maintain your shoulders in a relaxed position even if you need to bend your elbows a bit.
  • Try to bring your feet as close as possible. Do not be tensed and keep your facial muscles loose and easy. If possible, look straight and close your eyes.
  • Exhale and bring your upper body (chest, shoulders and abdomen) to the ground.

 

Benefits

  • Massages your shoulder, chest and abdominal muscles.
  • Reduces stiffness in the body.
  • Invigorates your mind and soothes your heart.
  • Improves PMS (Premenstrual syndrome) problems.
  • Helps in sciatica.
  • Stimulates vital organs like bladder, kidney and lymph.
  • Helpful for people with respiratory disorder like Asthma. However, it is not recommended during attack.
  • Avoid practicing Bhujangasana if you are pregnant, have fractured ribs or wrists, or recently underwent abdominal surgeries, such as for hernia.

 

Contraindications

  • Avoid practicing Bhujangasana if you are pregnant, have fractured ribs or wrists, or recently underwent abdominal surgeries, such as for hernia.
  • Must avoid if you are pregnant, got ribs or wrists fractued or had any abdominal surgeries like Hernia.
  • Also avoid Bhujangasana if you suffer from Carpel Tunnel Syndrome.