8 Steps To Teach Cobra Pose
Don’t be afraid to teach your student’s the Sanskrit name for Cobra pose which is Bhujangasana.
Bhujanga = “snake” or “serpent”
Asana = “posture” or “seat”
Quick Teaching Directions
From a prone position with palms and legs on the floor, the chest is lifted.
Lie face down with feet together & toes pointing behind you. Place hands flat on the floor close to body (beside rib cage). Inhale. Gently push off lifting head and chest off ground (tilting head back). Feel chest moving forward and upward.
Builds up self-confidence and alertness.
Increases suppleness of the spine.
Enhance the elasticity of the lungs.
Palms, wrists, and toes are strengthened.
Do not rest the knees on the ground.
Follow Up Pose
A good counterpose is Savasana.