Bhujangasana– In Sanskrit, “bhujanga” means serpent or snake and “asana” means pose; hence the English, cobra pose. This invigorating backbend was named such because Bhujangasana reflects the posture of a cobra that has its hood raised.
Benefits of Cobra Pose:
Stretches muscles in the shoulders, chest and abdominals
Decreases stiffness of the lower back
Strengthens the arms and shoulders
Improves menstrual irregularities
Firms and tones the buttocks
Invigorates the heart
Stimulates organs in the abdomen, like the kidneys
Relieves stress and fatigue
Chakrasana- It is also called ‘wheel pose’. In this asana, your body looks like an up-face bow or a semi-circle. This back bend asana must be tried under the guidance of some yoga teacher or practitioner.
Benefits of Ardha Chakrasana
Ardha Chakrasana strengthens the back and abdominal muscles.
It tones the organs in the abdomen including the digestive, excretory and reproductive organs.
It gives a good shape to the body. It is good for those who have back problems and postural defects.
Dhanurasana – Dhanurasana , Bow Pose, or sometimes Urdva Chakrasana (Upward Wheel Pose), is an asana in yoga.The name comes from the Sanskrit words Dhanura meaning “bow”, and Asana meaning “posture” or “seat”.The Bow or Dhanurasana raises both halves of the body at once, combining the movements of the Cobra and Locust, and countering the Plough and the Forward Bend. Like an archer stringing a bow, you use your hands and arms to pull your trunk and legs up together to form a curve. This tones your back muscles and maintains the elasticity of your spine, improving posture and increasing vitality. Balancing the weight of the body on your abdomen also reduces abdominal fat and keeps the digestive and reproductive systems healthy. The Rocking Bow, in particular, gives your internal organs a powerful massage. Initially, you will find it easier to lift your knees with legs apart; more advanced students should aim to perform the Bow with legs together.
Gomukhasana- It is also called ‘cow head pose’. In this yogacise, breathing is normal with legs one to each side. This asana focuses your legs, spine and thighs. This asana targets your hips and your shoulders – two of the most common sites for chronic pain and tension in the body. If you have tight shoulders, daily practice of Cow Face can be slightly painful at first – but, after several months, it can be very therapeutic (sort of like releasing a pressure valve). It can also significantly increase range of motion in your shoulder joints.
Benefits of Cow Face Pose:
Stretches your hips, thighs, ankles and chest, shoulders, anterior deltoids, triceps, inner armpits.
It facilitates you a deep and smooth breathing. It also aids in a toned blood circulation.
This yogacise is a very best physiotherapy for those suffering from arthritis and hernia.
It is also very beneficial for those suffering from depression, hypertension and respiratory problems.
Baddha Padmasana- Baddha means locked or bound in Sanskrit. This pose is called locked lotus pose, because the limbs of the body, while in Padmasana posture.
Benifets of Baddha Padmasana:
The Restrained Lotus Posture (Baddha Padmasana) is a variation of the Lotus Posture (Padmasana). Therefore, it includes the benefits of the Lotus Posture.
The yoga pose also aids in strengthening the heart, lungs, shoulders and spine.
The yoga posture strengthens the joints of the legs. Since the body weight is supported by the knees and ankles, this yoga pose helps decrease pain in them.
The yoga posture helps to increase the positive pressure on the abdominal region. Since the abdominal wall becomes healthy and strong, the yoga posture aids in treating gastric disorders including stomachaches, constipation and indigestion.