Welcome back to this month’s Prime Women yoga pose – the cobra yoga pose!
COBRA YOGA POSE BENEFITS:
* Helps to open the chest
* Aligns the spine
* Strengthens the core
COBRA YOGA POSE INSTRUCTIONS:
1. To execute the cobra yoga pose, start in a relaxed Child’s Pose. On your next inhale, start to push yourself up slowly. As you stretch your legs out, gently lower yourself to the ground. With elbows bent, place one palm on top of the other palm. Allow your forehead to rest on top of your hand.
2. On your next inhale, slide your palms towards the side of your face. Exhale and push your torso up, keeping your palms and the underside of your forearms down toward the ground. Now inhale and lower yourself back to the ground. Slide your palms towards your shoulders and exhale. Push your torso up while keeping your palms firmly into the ground and allow your forearms to lift and float up into Cobra Pose.
3. While bending your knees, bring both feet up & move your legs side-to-side to help release any tension in your lower back. Lower both legs to the ground and start to gently push back into Child’s Pose. Stay in Child’s Pose for as long as needed, or you can repeat the steps to the Cobra Flow .
Always work within your own range of limits and abilities.
If you have any medical concerns, talk with your doctor before practicing yoga poses.
“Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson