Cobra - BhujangasanaBhujangasana – Cobra by Sue Fuller

Bhujangasana also known as the Cobra is a traditional yoga posture, it is featured in many different classes and styles.

This energising posture will lengthen the torso and gently stretch some of the organs of digestion.  It will open the chest and improve flexibility of the spine. 

Begin laying on your front place your hands under your shoulders and carefully lift your torso from the ground.

Care must be taken to make sure that the lower back remains long and the spine does not compress, if you feel restricted or pressure in the lower back relax the postureit is also important to keep the neck in line with the spine so as not to compress the cervical vertebrae.

Cobra - Bhujangasana - VariationIf you experience any discomfort relax the posture immediately and try performing the posture on the forearms lifting the chest just a little from the ground, when agility increases you can push up little by little using your hands.

Sue Fuller is a leading yoga teacher with a range of over 60 audio yoga classes, all postures are carefully selected for the relevant and appropriate level including Gentle Yoga for the absolute beginner, Beginners Yoga, Improvers for those moving on from the beginner level and Strong Yoga classes for the more advanced yoga practitioners who wish to perform stronger yoga postures. 

Sue also has a range of Daily Yoga Classes each audio contains 5 X 15 minute yoga sessions that can fit into even the busiest of days.

Sue’s complete range of Yoga 2 Hear audio yoga classes, are safe and effective and available from www.yoga2hear.co.uk.