Ayurveda Vata Pacifying Yoga: Cobra | Banyan Botanicals

Cobra (Bhujangasana)

A Vata Pacifying Yoga Pose

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Lying on your stomach, place the 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 your torso down on an exhalation. Repeat several times with inhalation and exhalation.

Vata Focus:

Maintaining the foundation of the lower body with muscular integrity. Avoid griping the buttocks and reach out of the lower back. 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.