Cobra Pose

  • HOW: Get set up on your stomach with your hands just outside your shoulders. Begin the exercise by pushing your hands into the ground then lifting your upper body and chest off the ground by extending your arms. Pull your body through and lift your chest towards the ceiling, hold for the time prescribed and repeat.
 
  • FEEL: This should feel like a stretch in front of your hips and your abs. You may feel a stretch or good motion in your back as well.
 
  • COMPENSATION: You shouldn't feel sharp pain or any issue in your low back, if you do decrease the height of your chest lift and keep your low back more flat versus arched. Also watch the video for the cue to pull your body through to get extra traction on your lower body letting your hips lift a little bit.

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