How To Teach Cobra Pose
Bhujanga = “snake” or “serpent”
Asana = “posture” or “seat”
From a prone position with palms and legs on floor, chest is lifted.
1) Lie face down with feet together & toes pointing behind you.
2) Place hands flat on floor close to body (beside rib cage).
3) Inhale. Gently push off lifting head and chest off ground (tilting head back).
4) Feel chest moving forward and upward.
- Builds up self-confidence and alertness.
- Increases suppleness of spine.
- Enhance elasticity of lungs.
- Palms, wrists & toes are strengthened.
- Do not rest the knees on the ground.
Follow Up Poses
Cobra is a beginning backbend that helps to prepare the body for deeper backbends.
- Upward Facing Dog
- Any seated forward bends
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