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Precautions Cobra Pose

In a Sanskrit language Bhujanga means a cobra hence the name, mostly used in the West. In the Bhujangasana (Cobra pose) the body is facing downward while the upper body is curling up and back resembling a snake with its head raised ready to strike.

Bhujangasana is a powerful backward bend asana which increases flexibility and strengthens the spine and rejuvenates the spinal nerves. Each vertebra of the spine is given a rich supply of the blood. This posture is excellent tonic for women as it tones the ovaries and uterus and it helps to alleviate the menstrual problems. By regular practice of the Cobra pose the backache can be removed.

However, there are many health conditions in which it is suggested that Cobra posture is not recommended.

Three important reasons for yoga practicers not to do the Cobra pose:

(1)This asana should not be attempted by pregnant women at all cost.

(2)A person suffering from Hernia should not practice this pose.

(3)If you have seriously injured your back, please avoid this posture or consult your doctor first.