The Bhujangasana is reclining back-bending pose and is used in both hatha yoga as and its modern interpretation,

Its name derives from the Sanskrit word bhunjanga which translates to cobra or snake.

Those carrying out the position can either enter the pose while in a prone position or move into the pose from the Downward Dog.

The person will place their palms, so they’re aligned with the shoulder, and then slightly raise their hips.

The feet then need to rest on the ground and then ensure that their legs are stretched. The person then bends their back until their back is arched, ensuring that their legs remain on the ground.

The benefits of carrying out the bhujangasana-yoga-position are plentiful. As well as being able to stimulate the abdominal organs, and firming the buttocks, those who carry out the bhujangasana will also find that stress and fatigue are increased.

Those not feeling the benefit from the bhujangasana could find this is because that there are mistakes being made when carrying out the pose.

For example, if the hands are placed wrong, then it could mean the shoulders end up jamming. There could also be instances where those carrying out the bhujangasana are trying to raise their back too much.

It’s important to remember that the bhujangasana is about attaining a graceful extension of the spine, so pushing yourself too hard could have detrimental results.