November 14, 2017


…” In one of the stars I shall be living. In one of them I shall be laughing. And so it will be as if all the stars were laughing, when you look ata the sky at night…You, only you, will have stars that can laugh!”…” and when your sorrow is comforted (time soothes all sorrows) you  will be content that you have know me. You will always be my friend. You will want to laugh with me”…said the Little Prince.
This is the saddest chapter, it’s about the little Prince’s farewell. This farewell symbolizes the end of childhood that gives way to adulthood. Neither of them wanted to separate from the other but they had to do it to continue with the normal course of things. Bhujangasana opens and soothes the heart, provides a state of happiness that defeats depression. This was what they both needed!…

BHUJANGASANA   –  COBRA POSE

This invigorating backbend was named such because Bhujangasana reflects the posture of a cobra that has its hood raised. If you spent some time on doing this asana, this can helps you to make your mind free from stress, depression and anxiety. If you do this Bhujangasana daily this can helps to improve the strength and capabilities of your body and main thing is that it’s free of cost, just you have to add this to your habit and in your lifestyle also. This fundamental yoga pose stimulates th digestive and reproductive systems, strengthens the lungs and opens the heart.

TECHNIQUE
Start with lying down on your stomach in a comfortable level preferably on yoga mat. Keep your feet together with the tops of them against the floor.
Now spread your hands on the floor under your shoulders and hug your elbows against your rib cage. After doing this close your eyes, and inhale slowly but deeply. Imagine the stability in your pelvis, thighs and your feet tops. Imagine, that part rooted to the ground.
Exhale gradually before opening your eyes, continue breathing process (inhale-exhale)slowly and deeply. As you inhale, your arm should be steadily straighten and this feels unconfortable. Extend through and deepen your stretch to create a graceful arc in your back. Use the stretch in your legs and back , in place of exerting yourself to gain height and risk overarching the spine.
Now press your tailbone towards your pubis and lift your toward you navel, in this trying to narrowing your hips.
Keep your shoulders broad but in relaxed.
Now lift from the top of your sternum, but try to avoid pushing the front of your ribs forward. Puff your side ribs forward and keep your lower back in relaxed, and trying to distribute the stretch evenly along your spine. In the process of up and down, inhale when your bent upwards and hold your breathe for few seconds and in down position exhale. In upward position trying to hold and your breathe also for some seconds, and release your breathe while getting back to starting position or lying down position.

BENEFITS
Increases flexibility.
Tones the abdomen.
Strengthens the arms and shoulders
Decreases stiffness of the lower back
Stretches muscles in the shoulders, chest and abdominals
Improves menstrual irregularities.
Elevetaes mood.
Firms and tones the buttocks
Stimulates organs in the abdomen, like the kidneys
Improves blood circulation
Relieves stress and fatigue
Open the chest and helps to clear the passages of the heart and lungs.
Improves digestion
Strengthens the spine
Soothes sciatica
Helps to ease symptoms of asthma

Photo 📸 by: Gabriel Machado  /  MACHADO CICALA MORASSUT 💙

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