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Cobra Pose

Angle-Based Images: Cobra Pose Video
Angle-Based Images: Cobra Pose Video
Angle-Based Images: Cobra Pose Video
Angle-Based Images: Cobra Pose Video
Angle-Based Images: Cobra Pose Video
Cobra Pose: Step 1
Step 1 Begin lying down on your stomach with your feet slightly apart.
Cobra Pose: Step 2
Step 2 Place your palms underneath your shoulders.
Cobra Pose: Step 3
Step 3 Lengthen through your tailbone, and start to pull your chest forward and up. Elbows close to your body, start to lengthen your arms to any degree that feels good on your back. Look up slightly. Breathe here for at least three deep breaths.
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Progressions & Variations

Tips

Not recommended for those suffering from headaches or back maladies. Not recommended for pregnant women.

Benefits

Opens back, chest, shoulders, spine, and abdominals. Strengthens back. Energizes and Is alleged to stimulate abdominal organs, relieves stress.

Modifications

If looking up irritates your neck, keep your neck in-line with your spine. To deepen the pose and come into King Cobra, bend your knees and reach your toes to your head.

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