Cobra Pose

Purpose

Cobra Pose is a popular yoga pose which can help reverse the forward rounding of the upper back and shoulders. Through this exercise, you may feel a stretch in the front of the body and/or back pain relief.

Set up

Start by laying on your stomach with your hands placed on the mat or floor, just under your shoulders.

Movement

Gently push your upper body and rib cage up off of the mat.

Tips

  • If you feel pain during this stretch, press up within a smaller range of motion, or hold off on this exercise altogether.
  • If you feel pain shooting down your leg with this exercise, seek medical advice from your doctor or physical therapist on an alternative stretch.
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