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#YogaChallenge: Try out Bhujangasana

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Bhujangasana

'Yoga With Onmanorama', is a series from us that will help you practice and achieve steadiness in asanas. Through this series, we will challenge you with one new asana every week. Readers can tweet their pictures doing the asana with the hash tag #YogaWithOnmanorama. We will feature these tweets in an article at the end of every week.

Caution: Before taking up the challenge, go through the 'Who shouldn't do it' bit of every asana and follow it.

The Bhujangasana or the Cobra pose derives its name from the word 'Bhujanga' which means snake; more specifically the Cobra.

Here is how you do it:

Benefits:

» Cures acidity, indigestion and constipation

» Improves the function of liver, kidney, pancreas and gall bladder

» Strengthens the arms and shoulders

» Improves blood circulation

» Expands chest

» Effective in uterine disorder

» Improves the function of reproductive organ

» Relax the body muscle and strengthens the spinal cord

» Useful for those suffering from respiratory disorder such as asthma

Who shouldn't do it:

» Pregnant women, and those suffering from ulcer, heart problem or any surgeries done on spine, brain or lungs should not do this asana

» Avoid practicing during periods if you feel uncomfortable

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