Bikram Breakdown: Cobra Pose

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How to do Cobra Pose - Bikram Yoga

Image Source: [Bikram Yoga Ormond Beach]

Cobra Pose (Bhujangasana) gets broken down nicely in the image above. Part of Bikram Yoga’s Spine-Strengthening Series, this posture provides the following benefits:

  • Strengthens the lumbar spine, relieving pain and combating slipped or herniated discs, scoliosis and arthritis in that region.
  • Improves digestion and appetite.
  • Provides relief from menstrual disorders.
  • Raises low blood pressure.
  • Improves the functioning of the liver and spleen.

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3 Responses to Bikram Breakdown: Cobra Pose

  1. Donna says:

    I get an instant headache from this pose. Been that way for years, as I have tried it off and on. Not sure why.

  2. Mike says:

    Hi

    I am in a catch 22 situation with Bikram Yoga. I am an Alpha 1 Anti-Trypstin sufferer where my lungs are getting worse and I now have COPD. I have read that Bikram Yoga is good for improving breathing which i really do need help with. Now the problem is i have read you do it in a 40 degree C room. That is something i worry about giving me trouble because when i have gone in the sauna after gym i struggle with my breathing. Would Bikram have the sam affect on me.
    regards Mike

    • not an expert says:

      Not an expert, but I’d say there’s a substantial difference in humidity between the hot room and what I would expect from a dry sauna, which in my mind should help ease your symptoms.

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