One of the best ways to maintain the body in perfect condition. It increases spinal strength and flexibility, helps prevent lower backache, and helps cure lumbago, rheumatism, and arthritis of the spine. It also relieves menstrual problems (irregularity, cramps, backache), cures loss of appetite, helps correct bad posture, and improves the functioning of the liver and spleen. The Cobra strengthens the deltoids, trapezius, and triceps.
3 Tips for Cobra Pose:
- The most common problem we see when students complete this posture is that they do not bring their upper body off the floor high enough. Although students are told not to use arm strength to left their body off the floor, it may be necessary to put pressure on your hands to assist you.
- It is important to engage all your muscles in your lower body (gluts, thighs) to make it easier to lift your upper body in the air.
- Do not forget that where your eyes go your body follows so the more you look up and back the more you will arch the upper spine which we are trying to access for maximum benefits.