Sanskrit Name: Bhujangasana (boo-jang-GAHS-anna)
Bhujanga = Serpent, Snake
Asana = Pose
Benefits: This pose strengthens the spine, firms the buttocks and stimulates the abdominal organs. It stretches the chest and lungs, shoulders and abdomen. It also helps relieve stress and fatigue, opens the heart and lungs and helps sciatica. It is therapeutic for asthma.
Contradictions: Practice with caution if you have a back injury, headache, back injury or if you are pregnant.
Know Your Asana: According to traditional texts, Bhujangasana increases body heat, destroys disease, and awakens kundalini.