Bhujangasana or cobra pose is an intense backbend asana that provides flexibility to the lumbar spine and energises the mind.
From bhujangasana, inhale in centre and exhale and turn your head and upper body toward the right foot. Come back to the centre with an inhale, exhale repeat the same twist for the left foot.
Improves flexibility of the spine
Strengthens the arms
Strengthens the shoulders and back
Strengthens and tones the abdomen
Tones the buttocks
Releases lower back tension
Relaxes the mind
Improves focus and confidence
If bringing the nect slightly back, it opens the throat chakra.
Releases stress and tension
Contraindications: (consult this pose with your general medical practitioner if you have the following)
Lower back injury