Ardha Bhujangasana – Half Cobra Pose, How To Do, Benefits, Dosha Effect


By Dr Raghuram Y.S. MD (Ay) & Dr Manasa, B.A.M.S

In Bhujangasana the practitioner performs the pose by taking the shape of a cobra. Ardha Bhujangasana is a variant of Bhujangasana. It is also a backbend like cobra pose but puts less strain on the back in comparison to cobra pose. It is an exercise which stretches your front torso and also spine. It is also called as Baby Cobra Pose.

Ardha – Half
Bhujanga = Cobra or Snake
Asana = Posture

The final pose resembles an Egyptian sphinx. Therefore, it is also called as Sphinx Pose.
Read – Bhujangasana Cobra Pose, How to do, Benefits, Variants, Side Effects

Preparation for Ardha Bhujangasana

It is done on empty stomach means 4-6 hours after meal or early in the morning. Evening time may also be preferred. Bowel and bladder need to be evacuated before practicing this pose.

Method of doing

Positioning for the Asana

  • Lie flat on your stomach, facing…

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