This pose, also known as the snake or cobra’s pose because it mimics (raising the head along with chest ) the look of a raised hood of a cobra (with the rest of the body laying down imitating the body of the snake).
This asana is one of the best asanas for the back including the spine. Monitored breathing is crucial in this and every other asana. Old age limits the flexibility of the back; this is why the bending and the stretching moves in this asana are great ways to grow the flexibility and tone of the back, so the back won’t give out when we get to that time of our lives. [Read more…] about Benefits and Importance of Bhujangasana