Sarpasana stretches chest, lungs, shoulders and abdomen with increased influence on the chest. Sarpasan strengthens the spine, helps to relieve strees.

sarpasana is similar to bhujangasana (cobra pose).

Meaning of sarpasana

Sarpasana is a sanskrit word which means snake and asana means pose.

How to do Snake Pose

Snake Pose ( SARPASANA )

1.Lie down on the blanket in your place. The chin rests on the ground and look in front.

2.Take both hands behind the back and trap the toes among themselves. Breathe slowly.

3.Now, while breathing, lift the head and the thoracic site above the ground.

4.Stretch the hands backwards and lift it as much as possible and feel that someone is pulling the hands from behind.

Breathing/breathing Time: Stop at compatibility and exhale and come back to the original state. Do at least 5 cycles of this action.


1. The thoracic site is wide, strong. The lungs spread smoothly.

2. Benefits to asthma patients. 

3. The organs of the abdomen are massaged. Therefore, all organs are diseased. Constipation is far away. 

4.This asana helps to strengthen the spinal muscles and gives a good massage to the abdomen and pelvic organs.

5.This improves the removal of carbon dioxide from the body and the intake of oxygen for distribution to all parts of the organism.

6.The heart also benefits from sarpasana as the increased pressure within the chest cavity applies a good massage to the heart.

7.Sarpasana overcomes this obstacle and tones the heart and strengthens its muscles.

8.The whole body is dependent on a good supply of blood and sarpasana helps in this way to improve one’s physical health.

Precautions: Do not do high blood pressure and heart patients with more diligence.

Breathing, awareness and duration: breathing in the initial state; It should be as deep as possible as it has a great impact on the benefits gained. Stop breathing while raising the body and maintaining the final posture. Leave the body on the ground again while breathing. Be aware of breathing and movement. Stay in the final currency as long as you can maintain your breath.


people who suffer from stomach ulcers, Hypertension, heart discomfort or hernia You should not do the snake pose. Get expert guidance If you’re unsure about what you should do Or should not do this asana.

More difficult variations

If you have strong back muscles and find the previous basic technique easy try the following more difficult variations. The methods are the same as already described but the positions of the arms are different as follows:

1. Outstretch the arms on each side of the body as though they are wings.

2. Interlock the thumbs and hold the arms straight and on each side of the head, so that the legs, trunk and arms lie in one straight line. 

The arms are raised at the same time as the head and shoulders during execution of the asana. These variations apply a greater pressure on the abdomen and enhance the benefits of snake pose.

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What is the meaning of sarpasana

Sarpasana is a sanskrit word which means snake. because in this yoga pose we pose like a snake.

Who will not do sarpasana

who have high blood pressure and heart patients and ulcers, Hypertension, heart discomfort or hernia patients will not do snake pose.

What are the benefits of snake pose

Benefits to asthma patients and get relief from Constipation.

What is the time duration for this asana

there is no time limit for doing snake pose. minimum 5 to 10 minutes we recommend.

What is best time to do snake pose

morning time is good to do any asana with an empty stomach and if you not have time in morning you do it in evening time after 1 hour of eating food.

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