In sanskrit bhujanga means snake or cobra and where as asana means posture or pose. Since the posture resembles like a cobra it is called as snake pose or cobra pose – Simple Bhujangasana – Cobra Pose
Glimpse of Simple Bhujangasana – Cobra Pose
Initially go for prone pose with palms and legs on the floor. Toes relatively pointed in back direction. Ankles and knee caps in contact with the ground.
Now bend the elbows and get back them to comfortable distance, pressing the floor nicely.
Now inhale and grip the floor with the help of your finger tips firmly and exhale by pulling forward your ribs or back thereby activating or strengthening your spine. At the end of the day creating firm foundation for bhujangasana.
Repeat the process for 3 to 4 times then lift the chest by breathing in and straightening your arms looking into ceiling. Try to open up your middle back, do not try to open your lower back too much. Stay for 15 to 30 seconds. Feel the sense of flow of energy in your body by closing your eyes.
Open your eyes and now slowly come back to foundation by exhaling, again you can go for cobra pose by lifting your chest. So do this asana for alteast 3 to 4 times.
As a counter pose go for child’s pose by putting arms in forward direction for relaxation which actually makes your breathing normal and distributes the energy levels equally in the body.
Benefits of Simple Bhujangasana – Cobra Pose:
Strengthens your spine.
It opens and stretches your chest, shoulders, abdomen and upper back.
Increases your body heat
Awakens kundalini which is nothing but the spiritual energy.
Buttocks become firm.