Aasana Demonstration on Sunday, May 15th – IYD 2016.
One Aasana is demonstrated weekly – Every Sunday May 15th – Sunday, June 12th 2016 at 10:00 AM in Saraswati Hall. – until the 2nd International Yoga Day on Sunday, June 19th 2016)
This week’s asana is the Bhujangasana
Bhujangasana: (Cobra Pose) – This pose resembles a cobra with its hood raised and hence its name.
Technique: Lie prone (flat face down) with the legs extended close to each other and soles pointing upwards. Plant/fix your pelvis with the upper parts of your knees and feet flat on the ground. Keep your palms on the ground just below your shoulders and keep your hands near the chest by bending your elbows. Press your palms firmly on the floor, pull your trunk up and straighten your arms as you lift yourself up.
Duration: The pose can be retained from 30 seconds to 2 minutes and can be repeated 3 to 6 times.
Benefits: Panacea pose is helpful if you have an injured spine such as a slight displacement of a spinal disc(s.) Practicing this pose helps the disc(s) move back into their original position. Also helps relieve an aching back due to overwork.