Nature is the best teacher. You just need to observe and learn from it. When a cat wakes up, it stretches its back upwards. The same pose gives flexibility to the spine, strengthens the joints of wrist and shoulders; improves digestion; massages the digestive system and tones the abdomen as well.
Word “Bhujanga” means Snake or Cobra. A motivation behind this Asana is Bhujanga, that is, a cobra. This asana brings more flexibility to the upper back; it tones, massages the back muscles and abdominal organs; this posture rejuvenates the spine and expands the chest area.
Each of the creations of the nature have so much we can learn from them. So, go on, don’t hesitate: Roar like a lion, Stretch like a dog, Become a beautiful tree or a majestic mountain. All in the name of yoga.