A healthy body doesn’t just mean a disease-free body. In addition to a balanced diet, proper weight and proper mental control are also necessary. Alternatively, yoga could prove helpful in all of them. Yoga not only helps keep your body healthy, but also your mental health. Here, we will introduce a yoga asana that can reduce belly and waist fat. This pose is Bhujangasana, or Cobra Pose. Let us know its benefits and how to do it.
Bhujangasana is one such yoga asana, and it consists of two words. A Bhujang means snake and another asana. It is also known as the cobra pose in English because when done, the body is shaped to look like a snake. This yoga pose has many health benefits, so it is also included in Surya Namaskar.
Find out how Bhujangasana can benefit you
1. Helps reduce an enlarged belly
In a study published on the NCBI (National Center for Biotechnology Information) website, several types of yoga asanas have been informed that can prove helpful in reducing abdominal obesity in women. Bhujangasana is also included in these yoga asanas.
In addition to this, a 2019 study by IJTSRD (International Journal of Trends in Scientific Research and Development) related to Bhujangasana directly believes that this asana stretches the abdominal muscles and helps reduce the size of the stomach.
2. Strong lungs
Bhujangasana may also be beneficial in maintaining and strengthening lung health. NCBI research related to severe lung disease and yoga has recognized that yoga can relieve lung-related problems. Practicing the breathing process in this asana strengthens the lungs.
3. Relieve neck and shoulder tension
According to a study in the Indian Journal of Palliative Care, Bhujangasana is a stretching pose that creates a stretch in the body. The study also believes that stretched poses help relax the shoulders, back and neck, as well as the entire body.
4. Make the spine strong and flexible
Bhujangasana is one such yoga asana, which acts primarily on the spine. Because of this, it can be used to strengthen and flex the spine.
5. Balance weights
The practice of Bhujangasana stretches the abdominal muscles. This can help reduce an enlarged belly. It was also included in the list of yoga asanas for weight improvement in a study by the International Journal of Yoga related to overall weight control.
6. Relieve stress
Whether the stress is physical or mental, the practice of Bhujangasana is considered beneficial in both cases. In studies related to the benefits of doing Bhujangasana, it is clear that Bhujangasana can help relieve some common anxiety symptoms such as: – Fatigue, weakness and headaches.
Cobra Pose or Bhujangasana is one of the most popular yoga poses and it helps to stretch your entire upper body. But if done incorrectly, you can experience lower back pain. So let’s watch this episode of Do It Right, where Shipra Yadav and Fitness First trainer Vikas Sharma explain the proper way to do cobra pose. Watch and learn.
Learn the proper Bhujangasana method here
- First lie on your stomach.
- Reduce the distance between your legs and keep your legs straight.
- Now make your palms in line with your shoulders.
- As you inhale, lift your body from your chest to your navel.
- Hold this position for a few seconds, then slowly inhale and exhale.
- Then return to the starting position while exhaling deeply.
- In this way, you will complete a cycle.
Some Precautions for Bhujangasana
- during pregnancy.
- in case of joint pain.
- This pose should not be performed if the wrist or rib is broken.