Yoga Pose Cards
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Yoga Positions - Padma Bhujangasana
Translation: Lotus in Cobra Pose
Ardha Padmasana take the other leg up so that you enter full Lotus
pose. Lean forward and down placing the hands in front of you. Roll
forward and arch the spine in a backbend.
Look forward or up. If you look up this yoga posture it would have
Urdhva Mukha in front of its name. This means Upward facing.
Straighten the arms or keep them slightly bent. Straightening them can
help reduce the strain in them but the spine must be flexible.
Look forward or up. Looking up can cut circulation off. In yoga it is felt
as a pressure that interrupts the flow of water. It may be more beneficial
to look forward or do a combination of looking up and then forward. Push into
a mild boundary while looking up if you hold this pose for a long time for
better blood flow.
One hip has a tendency to raise up a little higher than the other.
Make modifications so that a somewhat evenness can be attained in there
Force has a tendency to fall on the outside of the hands. This occurs
In many of these prone backbends. To correct this raise the pinky finger
up and the force will move to the inner part of the hands. Then allow it
to return back to the mat and find an evenness with the weight
distribution on the palms and fingers.
The Leg adductors are stretched. Some of these are , the pectineus, adductor
brevis and adductor longus, the gracilis and adductor magnus. Many of the
muscles and ligaments in the knees and ankles are also stretched.