Include Cobra Pose in your yoga routine for back health! 🙌🙌🙌
Back health is one of the most serious wellness issues and a key to strengthening your core. If you suffer from sciatica pain, poor posture, or lower back discomfort, then listen up: not only can back issues be painful, but they can also affect your moods and your quality of life. However, studies show that yoga can be a safe and effective intervention. Even 15 minutes a few times a week can make a marked improvement! Poses to Try Cobra pose is a fantastic pose that offers strength and flexibility whether you are a beginner or whether you've been practicing for a while. Cobra pose, or Bhujangasana, is a powerful backbend that builds strength in the lower back, dorsal muscles, and glutes—and can be the relief your seeking after too many hours hunched over your computer.
When you practice cobra pose, you build heat in the body, which stimulates the internal organs in your abdomen—so it can help to improve digestion and relieve constipation. It increases energy to the lumbar region of the spine, toning and flushing out the kidneys. In addition to building strength and energy, this heart-opening yoga pose stretches the chest and shoulders, which helps to improve posture and tones the wrists and forearms. If you're a beginner, try Sphinx Pose by laying face-down on the mat and placing your forearms on the mat with palms directly underneath your shoulders. Squeeze your legs together and engaged the glutes, keeping the shoelace side of your feet pressing into the mat. Slowly lift your gaze.
Feeling good? Move into low Cobra Pose by lifting your gaze and forearms off the mat. Keep the elbows squeezing into your side ribs. If you are more experienced, try coming to spider fingers or floating your hands in Cobra.
Don't overdo cobra. It's intense! So take your time and build those muscles up.