Yoga Pose Cards
Yoga Pose Cards Print out and use for sequence design or for training purposes.
Cobra Pose - Bhujangasana
Translation: Cobra Pose
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
Push the legs together if you wish to engage the lower back and gluteuls.
Leave the legs slightly open if you want a deeper stretch.
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.
Holding Cobra can be a good way to open the smaller muscles in the
spine before starting a sequence of Sun Salutations.
Benefits of Cobra Pose
This pose increases the flexibility of the spine. It can also strengthen the
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
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.