Yoga Poses: Cobra

yoga-cobra-poseCobra Pose (Bhujangasana) is a very basic backbend that is helpful for folks with lower back pain because it increases spine flexibility. This yoga position for beginners can decrease stiffness in your lower back while strengthening your arms and shoulders.

While easy enough for a beginner, Cobra Pose is good for a variety of ailments and will likely become a part of your regular yoga routine regardless of your skill level. It helps relieve stress, opens your chest up and is a good yoga pose for dealing with menstrual irregularities.

Cobra Pose

1. Start on the floor in a lying down position, face down resting your head on your arms.

2. Look up and begin to raise your head. With your hands palm down, shoulder width apart, slowly raise your upper torso.

3. Let your lower back do most of the work as you bend backwards and straighten your arms.

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