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Cobra

Step By Step

  1. Lay on belly, spread hands and place under the shoulders, back by rib cage. Hug elbows back into body. Downward Dog hands claw at mat.
  2. Spread toes and firmly press tops of feet, thighs and pubis into the mat.
  3. Inhale, head and chest lift as sides lengthen. Pressing mat away begin to straighten arms. Lift as high as possible keeping hips and leg connected to mat.
  4. Tailbone presses towards the pubis and the pubis presses towards the naval. firm but don’t harden buttocks.
  5. Wrap shoulders around the spin and lift up through the heart. Head up and gaze forward.

Benefits

  • Strengthens the spine.
  • Stretches the chest, lungs, shoulders and abdomen.
  • firms the buttocks.
  • Stimulates abdominal organs.
  • Helps relieve stress and fatigue.
  • Opens the heart and lungs.
  • Soothes sciatica.
  • Therapeutic for asthma

Contraindications

  • Back injury.
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.
  • Headache.
  • Pregnancy.

Common Misalignments

  • Palms in and elbows out.
  • Hands and/or feet asleep.
  • Feet sickled.
  • Shoulders forward.
  • Hard traps.