Bhujangasana

In Sanskrit Bhujanga means ‘Cobra’. As the final position of this posture resembles the ‘Hooded Snake’, it is called as ‘Bhujangasana’. This posture majorly affects the muscles of your body. It is beneficial avoiding flatulence after meals. It is also effective on asthma dyspepsia. It can help keeping your spine flexible.

How to practice:

  • Take prone lying position. Keep your legs and toes together pointing outward. Put your hands by the side of your body, fingers together, palm facing upward and your forehead resting on them.
  • Fold your hands at your elbows, and place your palms on the ground near each side of your shoulder. Your thumb should be under your armpit.
  • Bring your chin forward and place it on the ground. Gaze in front.
  • Raise your chin and turn your head backward as much you can. Raise your thorax turning your supine backward up to the navel. Do not raise your navel.
  • Maintain this posture for sometime. Then slowly bring the body on the ground, starting form upper part of your navel region, your thorax shoulder, chin and lastly place your forehead on the ground.
  • Now, relax your hands. Place them by either side of your thighs.