Bhujangasana (Snake pose) - Third Type

Bhujanga is a Sanskrit word used for snake.
This asana resembles a snake with its hood raised, hence the name.

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Lie on the chest and stomach.
2.
Keeps the legs straight and together, with the toes touching the ground and pointing backward.
3.
Bending the arms at the elbow, Place palms near chest.
Note :
Bhujangasana must be followed by pashchimottasana (Posterior pose)
 
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1.
While inhaling, raise the chest and neck a half foot off the ground.
2.
Breathe out through the mouth with a hissing sound.
3.
While inhaling, raise the chest and neck gradually.
4.
Retain the breath as long as comfortable, and then while hissing, breathe out through the mouth and bring down the chest and neck.
5.
Relax the body.
   
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  Practice three to five minutes.
   
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1.
It provides energy.
2.
It removes abdominal problems and constipation.
3.
It also tones up the reproductive system, the spinal cord, liver, kidneys and memory power.
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