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Bhujangasana & Salabhasana (Cobra, Locust, Sphinx) – Overview

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  • This Asana Digest covers: Bhujangasana, Niralamba Bhujangasana, Salamba Bhujangasana, Salabhasana, Ardha Salabhasana / Prone Leg Lifts and Vimanasana (Viniyoga Leg Vinyasa)

Sanskrit & Naming

  • Bhujangasana

boo-jawng-GAWS-ahna

“bhujanga” = cobra

Cobra Pose

  • Niralamba Bhujangasana

“niralamba” = unsupported

Unsupported Cobra Pose

  • Salamba Bhujangasana

“salamba” = supported

Supported Cobra Pose

Also known as: Sphinx Pose

  • Salabhasana

shawl-uh-BOSS-ahna

“salabha” = locust

Locust Pose

Heart of Poses

  • Backbends

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