Cobra (Bhujangasana)

A Pitta-Pacifying Yoga Pose
Cobra

Lie on your stomach and place your hands underneath your shoulders. Inhale to roll the shoulders back, lift the chest, lengthen the tailbone, and find your gaze at the horizon or below. Lower down on an exhalation. Repeat several times with inhalation and exhalation.

Pitta Focus:

Opening the solar plexus, and keeping the back body expansive. Avoid gripping the buttocks. Keep the chin slightly drawn in towards the chest.

Benefits:

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