Shashank Bhujangasana/ Striking Cobra Pose
- Steps 1
Move into shashankasana by pushing your hips behind and stretching the arms in front of the shoulders
- Steps 2
Then, without moving the position of the hands, slowly move the chest and hips forward, so your entire body except the torso is on the ground
- Steps 3
Move the chest further forward and then upward, and straighten the arms
- Steps 4
In the final position, the arms should be straight, hips on the ground, the back arched and the head raised as in bhujangasana
- Steps 5
The navel does not touch the floor
- Steps 6
Slowly raise the buttocks and move backward keeping the arms straight, returning to shashankasana
- Steps 7
Relax the whole body for a short time before starting another round
- Steps 8
Repeat for the prescribed number of repetitions
- Steps 9
And that's how you do Shashank Bhujangasana
- Steps 10
Precautions: People with severe lower back injuries, any recent abdominal surgeries or ankle surgeries should avoid this pose.
This asana gently tones the female reproductive organs, alleviates menstrual disorders and is an excellent post- natal asana, strengthening and tightening the abdominal and pelvic region. Let's look at how it's done: Assume marjariasana, placing the palms on the floor beneath the shoulders about half a meter apart.
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