8 Steps To Teach Cobra Pose

Cobra Pose

Step 1

Don’t be afraid to teach your student’s the Sanskrit name for Cobra pose which is Bhujangasana

Bhujangasana (boo-jang-GAHS-anna)
Bhujanga = “snake” or “serpent”
Asana = “posture” or “seat”

Step 2
Quick Teaching Directions

From a prone position with palms and legs on the floor, the chest is lifted.

Step 3
Teaching Directions

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.

Step 4

Builds up self-confidence and alertness.

Increases suppleness of the spine.

Enhance the elasticity of the lungs.

Palms, wrists, and toes are strengthened.

Step 5

Do not rest the knees on the ground.

Step 6
Preparation Poses

Good preparation poses are Crocodile Pose and Sphinx Pose

Step 7
Follow Up Pose

Upward Facing Dog pose is a good follow-up pose. Cobra pose is a beginning backbend that helps to prepare the body for deeper backbends. 

Step 8
Counter Pose

A good counterpose is Savasana

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