This asana enhances flexibility and strengthens muscles around the spinal column. The asana is a ‘guard’ against constipation and back pain. Adrenal gland, liver, and kidney are most benefited.
How to do Bhujangasana?
- Lie down flat on your abdomen, in the relaxation posture. Cross your hands in front of you so you can place your head on them.
- Slowly bring your legs close together. Place your forehead on the floor.
- Move your arms so that they are folded at the elbow and your palms are close to your shoulders.
- Raise your elbows off the floor slightly. Inhale. Raise your forehead with your chin pushed out.
- Raise your torso from the ground.
- Ensure that your abdomen remains pressed to the floor.
- Reflect on the movement of a snake raising its hood and gradually feel the stretch of your spine. Maintain posture.
- Unwind slowly till your body is back flat against the floor. Keep your head lifted till your torso completely unrolls.