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Salamba Bhujangasana (Sphinx Pose) To Improve Blood Circulation

By: Mona Verma

"Salamba" means Supported, "Bhujang" means Cobra in Sanskrit and "asana" is of course a pose. This asana is extremely easy to perform and is one of the choices as a beginner's pose. Now this pose is considered to be the best for improving blood circulation.

The main task of the circulatory system is to supply oxygen to all the tissues of the body. It is directly or indirectly related to all the major problems like heart attack, blood pressure, lung disease and what not.

It is very important for all the arteries and veins to function properly in the body without any blockage to the heart.

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All of you must have seen a water pipe being burst because of various blockages and we are able to complaint about the same to the department.

But, have you thought about your own body and what is going on inside? You are just unaware of such happenings and take your internal system for granted.

Also Read: Virabhadrasana Or Warrior Pose For Desk-Bound Jobs

Just WAKE up and analyse what is happening inside you and instead of burning holes in your own pocket, start burning your energy in Yoga, which is useful in the long run.

We are discussing about the benefits of Salamba Bhujangasana, which is related to other effects as well.

Step-By-Step Procedure To Perform The Asana

1. Lie down on your stomach, while keeping your toes absolutely flat on the ground, with your forehead straight.

2. Make sure your legs are close to each other and your heels and feet should touch one another.

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3. Keep your palms on the ground, by taking the support of your elbows.

4. Now inhale. Gradually, lift your head up along with chest and abdomen by balancing yourself. Imagine what kids do when they just start learning to twist.

5. Observe your breathing and be calm. You have to curve your spine a bit. Maybe in the beginning, you may feel a bit uncomfortable. But once you relax after this pose, you can't imagine the relief you will get.

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6. In the entire pose, you just need to ensure one thing that your feet should be close to one another, like in the beginning.

7. Now exhale. Maintain this pose for 60-90 seconds. Then, get back to normal position by bringing your chest down, then your forehead, lastly your arms.

Benefits Of The Asana

• Strengthens the spine

• Helps to stimulate the abdominal organs

• Expands the chest and shoulders

• Improves blood circulation

• Rejuvenates the body

• De-stresses your mind

Also Read: Ustrasana (Camel Pose) To Improve Body Posture

You shouldn't practice this pose during pregnancy or if you have any kind of a back and abdominal problem.

Story first published: Sunday, June 19, 2016, 10:00 [IST]
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