BHUJANGASANA (COBRA POSE)
Bhujanga means a Cobra in Sanskrit. When this pose is exhibited, the elevated head and stem is resemble the raised hood of a cobra. Hence this is called Bhujangasana.
Long flat down hold your back over. Relax all the muscles. Be careful Place the palms on the ground just below the shoulders and elbows. Let the body from the navel downwards to the toes touch the ground. Lift the head and upper part of the body slowly as that cobra raises its hood. Bend the spine backwards. Now the muscles of the back and lumbar regions are well stretched. The intraabdominal pressure is also increased. Then slowly fall down the head to its original position. When you lie down at first with the face downwards on the floor, the chin is pressed against the chest. The chin lock is formed. repeat the process of raising the head and bringing it down half a dozen times, steadily.
Breathe slowly through the nose. Hold your breath until you lift your head and bend the spine Breathe slowly through the nose. Hold your breath until you lift your head and bend the spine properly. Then you can slowly exhale. Then retain the breath while bringing the head down. As soon as the head touches the ground, breathe again slowly.
“Bhujangasana bends the spine to the rear (back curvature), while Sarvangasana and Halasana bend forward (previous curvature) .This relieves humpback, back pain, lumbago, muscle pain in the back.” It increases the intra-abdominal pressure and removes the loaded fecal matter from the transverse colon to rectum. Hence it relieves constipation. It increases bodily heat and destroyed a variety of complaints. It awakens the kundalini sleeping in the Muladhara asleep Chakra. It gives good appetite.
“Bhujangasana is particularly useful for women in staining their ovaries and uterus, and will relieve amenorrhea (lack of menstruation), dysmenorrhea (painful or pregnant menstruation), leucorrhoea (white), and various other utero-ovarian disorders.” It keeps up efficient blood-circulation in those parts and is more powerful than Aleteris Cordial. Deliveries will be normal and easy.