Today the pose which I am going to take up is a very interesting pose. This pose is known as Bhujangasana or the Cobra Pose.
‚ÄúBhujanga‚Äù in Sankrit means ‚Äúcobra‚Äù. This asana is called Bhujangasana because when you attain the final position in this asana: the raised trunk, neck and head resembles a cobra rearing its hood and about to strike, while the joined and stretched legs resemble its tail
However, the most significant thing about Bhujangasana is that it is always needs to be done on an empty stomach. Besides, persons with peptic ulcer, hernia or high blood pressure must not practice it. Women must also avoid it during pregnancy because of the pressure on the abdomen.
The Cobra Pose is very useful for removing excess fat in the abdomen and waist and reducing the hips. Its regular practice helps postpone old age and bring youthfulness by improving the elasticity of the spine. It relieves tension and stiffness in the neck and back. Bhujangasana also alleviates the pain in the back and neck.
Here is how you can become a cobra: