Yoga for Kids | Bhujangasana

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Article by Siddhi Pareek

August 15th, 2020

Bhujangasana by Siddhi Pareek.

Bhujangasana or Cobra Pose is a reclining back-bending asana in hatha yoga and modern yoga as exercise. The stretch might promote a

  • sturdy back
  • abs
  • strength

How to do Bhujangasana:

  1. Lie face down with the tips of the feet flat on the floor and palms on either side of the body.
  2. Pull the shoulders slightly back towards the spine.
  3. Engage the abdomen throughout the exercise as it keeps the lower back protected.
  4. Lift the body into a cobra pose while keeping the chin up. Use the hands for support, but without putting unnecessary pressure.
  5. Hold the posture for 15 to 30 seconds, before gently releasing the body to the floor. This is a good, morning yoga pose for kids to practice daily.

Possible benefits:

Strengthens the spine; stretches the chest, shoulders, abdomen, and buttocks; stimulates the abdominal organs and releases fatigue and stress; might be good for managing breathing problems like asthma.

Caution:

Ask your kid to arch the back as much as the body can take. Every child has different flexibility, so let them take it slow.