Yoga for beginners backbends: 1. Bhujangasana, the Cobra Pose

July 11, 2011 § Leave a comment

Warm up ( 6 rounds of sun salutation or similar)

Here’s how to do it:

Lie flat on the stomach with the legs straight,

Place the palms of the hands flat on the floor, below and slightly to the side of the shoulders.

Relax the whole body, pay attention to the lower back

Inhale, slowly raise the head, neck and shoulders.

In the final position, the pubic bone remains in contact with the floor.

Beginners: the arms may not be straight

More advanced: try to straighten the arms

Hold the final position for 5 breaths

Exhale then return to the starting position.

(I am just having some fun in the last picture🙂 )

 

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