What is so special about Naga Asana?

Naga Asana- The Cobra Pose

Introduction:  Naga Asana – The Cobra Pose

The Sanskrit word naga stands for serpent or snake. The Naga asana , also recognized as the bhujanga asana. The meaning of the sanskrit word Bhujanga,  also stands for snake and is traced from the root bhuj which signifies to bow or bend.
It is pronounced as na-gah-sa-na.

Benefits of Naga Asana – The Cobra Pose

  • At the beginning you may find it  difficult to bend you spine back even to a higher degree in the initial arch . In that instance try  to support through your hands toward the pelvic region and elongating the head further back.
  • It gives much  strengthness to the spine and lower back.
  • Naga Asana –  The Cobra Pose tones up the wrists and stretches out the muscles in the chest.
  • Through constant exertion in maintaining to produce a keener curve in the backbone, the abdomen and pelvic muscles are strengthened and toned up.
  • It is also claims that dislocated spinal discs can be fixed back in their original location by practicing this Asana.
  • Daily practice of this asana increases blood supply to reproductive system of the body.

Steps for Naga Asana – The Cobra PoseNaga Asana- The Cobra Pose

1. Lie down on  your stomach/belly turning  the head to one side as per your choice, place your  arms beside  your body,  palms facing upward.

2. Turning  the head,  place your  chin on the floor. Breathe in and then breathe out tardily through your nostrils, swinging the arms about until the hands are posed simply below the chin with the palms facing downward and the finger tips of both the  hand almost touching and the elbows on the floor.

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3. Breathe in tardily by the nostrils, drag down the hands and up rise  your body from the waistline  or navel  away the floor, curving the backbone backward and straightening the arms. Maintain the hips fixed on the floor.

4. Move your  head as back as possible you can and hold  the pose for the length of the breathed in time

5. Breathe out and overturn the method to come back to position no.1

You can hold the pose for either the continuance of a held breathed in time or from half to 3 minutes. Repeat this asana two to five times for better result.