Cobra Pose is a backbend and a chest opener that improves the flexibility of your spine. As you learn Chaturanga and Upward Facing Dog, you will in a way be practicing Cobra Pose as you flow through the postures. The Sanskrit name for Cobra Pose is Bhujangasana (boo-jahn-GAHS-uh-nuh) - Got it? Excellent.
Cobra Pose is an essential part of Sun Salutations, Power Yoga and Hatha Yoga flows. To help you do this pose and follow along with Meddy, keep your hands by your side as your lay stomach side down. Keep just a little weight in your hands. Tighten your legs and quads until your kneecaps lift off the mat. Keep your glutes tight and your gaze looking forward.
Inhale lifting your legs off the mat, little to no weight in your hands. Squeeze your glutes and gaze forward.