As we all know that our joints or knee play a very important role in our life to make our body fit or healthy and to make us stand. Our joints helps us to live our life healthy and fit. For living such a good life it is very important to take care of our joints or knees for living healthy and fit life .Now let’s study about bhujangasana for healing such pains.
Bhujangasana is a back bend exercise. This term is comes from Sanskrit words “Bhujanga” which means “snakes” and “Asana” which means “posture”or “pose”. In this asana, the shape of body remains like a snake that is why it is called Bhujangasana. It also refer to as “cobra pose”. Bhujagasana is often used While doing Surya namaskar. As we all know Cobra is generally considered to be creature that evokes fear. Through the practice of Bhujangasana we learn to be fearless.Now let’s further study about bhujangasana and how it is beneficial for joint or knee pains.
Myths of Bhujangasana
Shiva : Lord Shiva is depicted with a snake coiled around his neck thrice.This is vasuki king of snakes. The three coils represent the past, present and future. Shiva wears this deadly adornment to show he is independent of death.
Ganesha : Shiva’s son, Ganesh the remover of obstacles, also wears a Cobra around his waist when ganesha was startled by a cobra along his path , he fell on the ground and his fully belly of sweet cakes burst was open . Lord Ganesha collected these treats then secured his stomach and shut with the cobra as a belt . He wears this deadly adornment as a symbol of ‘his comittment to mastering his fears ‘according to Alanna kaivalya, author of myths of the asanas. Ganesha strives to live a spritual life as his father has taught him.
STEPS TO BE FOLLOWED WHILE DOING BHUJANGASANA
1 Step: The first step is to lie down on your stomach and your forehead should be on the ground .
2 Step: Now Put your hands near your shoulders.
3 Step: Must Keep in mind that your legs should close together .
4 Step: After that inhale and start raising your head then chest till your navel.
5 Step: Hold this posture for sometime.
6 Step: Now start exhaling and slowly come down in the orignal position and rest with your hands below your head.
For good results, perform this asana for 3 to 5 times.
HEALTH BENEFITS OF BHUJANGASANA
- Improves blood circulation,digestion.
- Strengthens the muscles of hands.
- Makes your vertibral column flexible and thin.
- It curves gas disorders, constipation and indigestion.
- Strengths spine of your body.
- Opens the chest and clear the passage of heart and lungs.
PRECAUTIONS TO BE TAKEN WHILE DOING BHUJANGASANA
- persons who suffer from hernia,headaches and recent abdonimal surgries should avoid to do this asana.
- Pregnant women should not perform this asana.
- People with severe back problems related to spine should avoid this yoga asana.
- People with neck problems should avoid this yoga asana.