Also known as Cobra Pose. Bhujanga means a serpent. In this pose, lie flat on the floor, face downside, lift the body up from the trunk and throw the head back like a serpent about to strike. Bhujangasana 6 details provided to you by YogaIQ.
1. Remain on the floor face directed down. Stretch the legs, keeping the feet together. Keep the knees tight and the toes pointing.
2. Put the palms by the side of the pelvic region.
3. Breath In, press the palms firmly on the floor and pull the trunk up. (Step 1) Take two breaths.
4. Breath in, lift the body up from the trunk until the pubis is in contact with the floor and stay in this position with the weight on the legs and palms. (Step 2)
5. Join the anus and the buttocks, tighten the thighs.
6. Stay in the posture for about 20 seconds, breathing normally.
7. Breath out, bend the elbows and rest the trunk on the floor. Repeat the posture two or three times and then rest.
The posture is a panacea for an injured spine and in cases of slight displacement of spinal discs the practice of this pose replaces the discs in their original position. The spinal region is toned and the chest fully expanded. Bhujangasana Opens up the shoulders and neck and Strengthens the entire back and shoulders. Bhujangasana Improves flexibility of the upper and middle back.