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