Bhujangasana is a SANSKRIT word that means Bhujang means ''Cobra'' or ''Snake'' and Pose means ''Asana''. This is also called ''Cobra Pose'' in English. This pose is one of only a handful of postures that are taught across all levels and styles of yoga. This asana helps to activate the Kundalini chakra that is believed to be coiled up at the base of the spine. This pose is also included in Surya Namaskar Pose 07,
this pose is very powerful we should try to do it at least once a day. Cobra pose is very beneficial for the body and the mind. This pose helps to increase the strength of spinal muscles and also helps relieves back pain and opens the chest and the front of the body.
Lie on the floor on your belly. separate your feet and legs to hips width. Point your toes, so the tops of your feet are on the floor. bend your elbows and put on your hands on the floor next to your ribs place, stay your entire weight on your wrist and elbow. On a breath in, begin to peel your chest away from the floor, lifting into spinal extension.
Benefits of Bhujangasana yoga:
There are the most important health benefits of Bhujangasana are,
1. Bhujangasana helps to increase strengthen the spine and tones the buttocks.
2. This pose helps to stretch the chest and lungs, shoulders, and abdomen.
3. Bhujangasana helps to encourage abdominal organs and improve the constipation system.
4. Continued practices of this asana, help to relieve stress and fatigue.
5. This asana helps to open the heart and lungs.
6. Bhujangasana helps to improve the male and female reproductive systems in the body.
7. This pose helps to increase blood circulation. and help to get a glow on your face.
8. This pose helps to rectify irregular menstrual cycle problems in women.
Step by step Bhujangasana yoga:
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.