Article

Sarpasana – Snake Posture

By Prana Yoga | In All Yoga Postures, Back Bends, Core Strengthening | on June 29, 2014

Sarp = Snake

Sarpasana-Snake-Posture

Steps:

  • Lie flat on the stomach, with the chin on the floor.
  • Inter lock your fingers behind your back.
  • Inhale, use the lower back muscles, raise the chest as far as possible from the floor, keep the shoulders pulling away from the ears.
  • Stretch the hands further back, and raise the arms as high as is comfortable, squeeze the shoulder blades together and open up the chest.
  • Work on lifting the chest. Imagine someone is pulling your hands back.
  • Hold the position, keeping the breaths long and slow. Gradually increasing the time
  • Exhale and lower your body down.

Benefits:

  • Helps to correct the posture, particularly round shoulders.
  • Strengthens the spine
  • Stretches chest and lungs, shoulders, and abdomen
  • Stimulates abdominal organs like liver and kidney, stimulates appetite, alleviates constipation.
  • Soothes sciatica
  • Therapeutic for asthma as it deepens breathing.
  • It tones the ovaries and the uterus and helps in menstrual and some other gynaecological problems.

Contraindications:

  • Peptic ulcer,
  • Hernia,
  • Intestinal tuberculosis
  • Hyperthyroidism
COPYRIGHT ©Pranayoga. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

By continuing to use the site, you agree to the use of cookies. more information

The cookie settings on this website are set to "allow cookies" to give you the best browsing experience possible. If you continue to use this website without changing your cookie settings or you click "Accept" below then you are consenting to this.

Close