Bhujangasana (Cobra Posture) -
Lie down on the floor with your belly resting on the ground.
Place your face on the ground and look straight in such a manner that your chin touches the ground.
Place your hands besides your body with your palms touching the ground.
Place the top of your feet on the ground and keep your legs straight.
Press the top of your feet and your palms firmly against the floor.
Inhale and exhale deeply and completely.
As you inhale, try to straighten your arms and lift up your chest off the ground.
Lift up your upper back. Do not lift your lower back. Keep your hips firm.
Remain steady in this position for about 15-20 seconds and then release.
Repeat this activity 10 times every day.
Opens up the shoulders and neck.
Tones the abdomen.
Strengthens the entire back and shoulders.
Improves flexibility of the upper and middle back.
Expands the chest.
Improves blood circulation.
Reduces fatigue and stress.
Useful for people with respiratory disorders such as asthma. (Do not practice this yoga pose during the attack though).