In yoga, bhujangasana is the Sanskrit name for cobra pose. It is a strong back-arching posture that is a fundamental pose in the many different styles of yoga and a key component of the sun salutation sequence. From a lying position on the stomach, the yogi pushes up with straight arms, arching the back and neck until the gaze is toward the sky. The abdomen, legs and top of the feet remain in contact with the ground.
Bhujangasana reduces stress and fatigue while lengthening the spine and opening the heart center.