Cobra (Bhujangasana)

A Kapha-Pacifying Yoga Pose
Cobra Lifts

Lying on your stomach, place your hands underneath your shoulders. On an inhale, roll the shoulders back, lift the chest, lengthen the tailbone, and fix your gaze above the horizon. Lower your torso down on an exhalation. Repeat several times, rising up on the inhalation and lowering on the exhalation.

Kapha Focus:

Enjoy a Sun Salutation to bring you into Cobra lifts. From the Four-Limbed Staff Pose (Chaturanga Dandadasana), lower the entire front body to the floor and do Cobra lifts in place of Upward-Facing Dog. Gaze up as you exaggerate the spreading action across your chest and torso.

Benefits:

Strengthens the muscles of the back, stretches the spine, opens the chest and shoulders, and massages the abdominal and pelvic area.