Bhujangasana or cobra pose is an intense backbend asana that provides flexibility to the lumbar spine and energises the mind.
Whilst in cobra pose, inhale in centre and exhale whilst twisting towards your upper body towards your right foot. Inhale and come back to centre, exhale and twist upper body and turn head and shoulders towards the left foot. This advanced option increases flexibility in the spine and releases nervous tension and stress.
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