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Like a Serpent
Bhujangasana is one of the most lovable asana of all aspirants. The feeling of energy moving down the vertebral column affecting chakra after chakra is immense. The head bent backward and focus between the eyebrows the energy travels down throat chakra, opening the heart chakra and then stabilizing at navel, the Manipura Chakra.
The attributes of Manipura chakra are represented by the snake’s capacity to swallow and digest large quantity of food, in all shapes and sizes. As the pose develops, the Swadhisthana get activated, opening the mysteries of patterns of human existence. As you prolong the pose, the contraction reaches the Mooladhara. The source of coiled up serpent energy. Upon release, the energy jumps back to the higher centers in the spine.  This is the realization of the tradition stated in the Gheranda Samhita: "By the practice of Bhujangasana, Kundalini is awakened."
Photo – Me doing variation of Bhujangasana.
Location – Pool Side, Samode Haveli, Jaipur, India

Like a Serpent

Bhujangasana is one of the most lovable asana of all aspirants. The feeling of energy moving down the vertebral column affecting chakra after chakra is immense. The head bent backward and focus between the eyebrows the energy travels down throat chakra, opening the heart chakra and then stabilizing at navel, the Manipura Chakra.

The attributes of Manipura chakra are represented by the snake’s capacity to swallow and digest large quantity of food, in all shapes and sizes. As the pose develops, the Swadhisthana get activated, opening the mysteries of patterns of human existence. As you prolong the pose, the contraction reaches the Mooladhara. The source of coiled up serpent energy. Upon release, the energy jumps back to the higher centers in the spine.  This is the realization of the tradition stated in the Gheranda Samhita: "By the practice of Bhujangasana, Kundalini is awakened."

Photo – Me doing variation of Bhujangasana.

Location – Pool Side, Samode Haveli, Jaipur, India

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Awareness is the key 
Awareness is essential for enjoying and deriving benefits from any asana. Asana without awareness is mere calorie burning exercise. Here are few tips to enhance awareness while doing any yogasana
 Close your eyes while doing any yoga asana. Closing the eyes directs the minds inwards and removes wandering thoughts. Beginners can do yoga asanas with open eyes.
Be aware of the breath. Whenever it enters the nostrils, feel the breath touching the palette and feel its presence in throat while exhaling.
Stabilize the body after reaching the final position. Stay in the pose with poise and stability for 30 seconds or till the time you feel comfortable.
 Movements in yoga asana should be slow and artistic. Violence with body or mind is not recommended in yogic discipline.
 Advanced practitioners must concentrate on chakra associated with particular yoga asana. For example, you can take your awareness to throat Chakra (Vishuddhi) while doing Matsyasana 

Awareness is the key 

Awareness is essential for enjoying and deriving benefits from any asana. Asana without awareness is mere calorie burning exercise. Here are few tips to enhance awareness while doing any yogasana

  1.  Close your eyes while doing any yoga asana. Closing the eyes directs the minds inwards and removes wandering thoughts. Beginners can do yoga asanas with open eyes.
  2. Be aware of the breath. Whenever it enters the nostrils, feel the breath touching the palette and feel its presence in throat while exhaling.
  3. Stabilize the body after reaching the final position. Stay in the pose with poise and stability for 30 seconds or till the time you feel comfortable.
  4.  Movements in yoga asana should be slow and artistic. Violence with body or mind is not recommended in yogic discipline.
  5.  Advanced practitioners must concentrate on chakra associated with particular yoga asana. For example, you can take your awareness to throat Chakra (Vishuddhi) while doing Matsyasana