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Cobra Pose

Cobra pose yoga  pose cobra bhujangasana
A great source for Yoga Postures by Mark Giubarelli.
YOGA POSTURES ASANA YOGA POSES YOGA POSITIONS
Tadasana Downward Dog Cobra pose Headstand Shoulderstand Warrior 1 pose Warrior 2 pose Triangle pose Half Moon pose child pose Cat Pose

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Cobra Pose – Bhujangasana

Translation: Cobra Posecobra pose bhujangasana

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From a prone position place the hands down under the shoulders, or farther away from your body depending on your spines flexibility, and raise the upper body.

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Push the legs together if you wish to engage the lower back and gluteuls.

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Leave the legs slightly open if you want a deeper stretch.

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Tips for Cobra Pose
It can be quite hard on the arms when this posture is held. Try different positions with the arms. Allow a slight bend, straighten or do a combination of both.

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Holding Cobra can be a good way to open the smaller muscles in the spine before starting a sequence of Sun Salutations.

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Benefits of Cobra Pose
This pose increases the flexibility of the spine. It can also strengthen the spine.

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Healing effects
When done mildly the cobra pose can help relieve and even heal bulging discs in the lower back. However raising too high will aggravate the issue. So when performing this pose for healing remember to raise into mild discomfort and no further.

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This pose is part of a Yoga for Back Pain sequence. Practice yoga at home with a printable Home yoga flow showing Cobra pose blended with other yoga poses.

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Cobra pose
Some easy yoga postures to transition from and to are shown below. You may be surprised to see lying spinal twists, arm balances and even standing postures below. It is actually quite easy to enter these yoga postures from Cobra pose.
cat pose flow Balasana child pose Lying Spinal Twists Downward Facing Dog pose Downward Dog Anjaneyasana lunge pose cobra pose Bhujangasana Yoga Posture Samabhasana Shooting Bow Pose Downward Facing Staff Pose Parsva Dandasana chaturanga dandasana astangasana Yoga Posture Janu Sirsasana Yoga Posture Samabhasana Yoga Positions Kapotasana
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Yoga Teacher Tips
Be slow to introduce a deep Cobra posture in class. The spine needs to warm up first. Recommend a light Cobra for the first few Sun Salutations and encourage a deeper posture when the spine is ready.


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cobra posture bujangasana

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