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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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Restore equilibrium with back bending postures
Yoga is unique in a way. Each pose has a counter pose designed to restore equilibrium. Back bending postures are important part of yogic routine. Yoga Practitioners must include back bending posture for following reasons.
Most of our daily activities like sitting at office desk, working on your laptop / touch pad involve arching the back and neck forward.
The artificially cooled office environment induce stiffness in muscles.
Sitting in hunchback posture invites depression and you feel lousy.
Back bending postures like Ushtrasana (Camel Pose), Bhujangasana (Cobra Pose), Dhanurasana (Bow Pose) restores equilibrium by reversing the posture that you carry for the whole day. Yoga practitioners must include back bending postures religiously into their routine.  Other benefits include opening of respiratory organs, centering of navel and elated state of mind.

Restore equilibrium with back bending postures

Yoga is unique in a way. Each pose has a counter pose designed to restore equilibrium. Back bending postures are important part of yogic routine. Yoga Practitioners must include back bending posture for following reasons.

  1. Most of our daily activities like sitting at office desk, working on your laptop / touch pad involve arching the back and neck forward.
  2. The artificially cooled office environment induce stiffness in muscles.
  3. Sitting in hunchback posture invites depression and you feel lousy.

Back bending postures like Ushtrasana (Camel Pose), Bhujangasana (Cobra Pose), Dhanurasana (Bow Pose) restores equilibrium by reversing the posture that you carry for the whole day. Yoga practitioners must include back bending postures religiously into their routine.  Other benefits include opening of respiratory organs, centering of navel and elated state of mind.