Cobra Yoga Pose
Cobra Yoga Pose Instructions
- Start by lying flat on your stomach with your legs extended behind you and your hands placed on the ground next to your shoulders.
- As you inhale, press your hands into the ground and lift your chest and head off the ground, keeping your elbows close to your body.
- Keep your shoulders relaxed and away from your ears, and gaze forward or slightly upward.
- Hold the pose for a few breaths, then exhale and release back down to the ground.
- Repeat the pose for several rounds of breath, focusing on lengthening your spine and opening your chest.
Cobra Yoga Pose Form & Visual
Cobra Yoga Pose Benefits
- Strengthens the muscles in the back, arms, and shoulders
- Stretches the chest, lungs, shoulders, and abdomen
- Improves flexibility in the spine
- Relieves stress and fatigue
- Helps improve posture
- Can help alleviate symptoms of sciatica and asthma
Cobra Yoga Pose Muscles Worked
- Erector spinae
- Gluteus maximus