Yoga Cobra Pose

When performing the Cobra Pose the head and trunk arch and the spine stretches powerfully and the abdominal organs together with the surrounding musculature receive a thorough massage. This pose is recommended for pain and to relieve constipation as well as to treat menstrual irregularities.

To precede with this exercise keep the shoulders down, the face relaxed and the elbows tucked to the body. Lie down with the legs together and place the palms of the hands on the shoulders and rest the forehead on the floor.

While inhaling slowly move the head upwards, brushing the nose and then the chin against the floor. Then, lift the hands and make use of the back muscles to raise the chest as high as possible. After holding the breath for a few moments, exhale, and slowly return to the first position.

While inhaling, return to the previous position, this time use the hands to push the trunk up. Push the body upwards until it is bending from the middle of the spine and try to hold that position for two to three breaths and then exhale and come down slowly.

Raise the trunk again while inhaling deeply. Try this time to bend the back until it bends from the neck to the base of the spine. Hold the position for as long as it remains comfortable. Breathing normally slowly return to the initial position and relax.


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Yoga Cobra Pose
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