Exercises that will give you the strength of The Cobra
The Cobra is one of the more effective lower back
exercises that you can perform. It is suitable for the beginner and
more advanced student alike. When performed correctly, you will
resemble a cobra snake with its head ready to strike. The Cobra posses
one of the strongest backs in nature. If you perform this exercise
regularly, your spine will become stronger as well.
If you are a beginner, it is important to perform the Cobra posture
slowly and cautiously. Do what you can do, even if you can just barely
get your head off the ground, and leave it at that. The next day, just
try and do the same or a little bit better. When performing any kind of
lower back exercises, you should never feel pain of any kind. Make sure
that you squeeze your butt when you raise your chest off the ground.
Not only will this protect your lower back, but it will also improve
your posture as well.
Here’s How To Perform The COBRA POSE
- Lie on your stomach with your arms extended by
your sides and your palms facing upward; turn your head to one side and
then the other, and then close your eyes and relax for a few seconds.
- Turn your face to the floor; bend your elbows
and place the palms of your hands flat on the floor underneath your
- Make sure your feet are pointed and together.
Your want to pretend that your legs are like the tail of the cobra.
Keep them together and on the floor at all times during the movement.
- Take a deep breath and look towards the
ceiling. Slowly lift your shoulders and torso off the floor, curling
your spine one vertebra at a time. Use your back muscles to perform
this movement. Do not push up with your hands. They are to be used to
provide you with stability only.
- When you have reached your maximum comfortable
stretch, try to remain in that position for five deep breaths.
- Exhale, and then lower your torso and shoulders
to the floor. Take your hands out from under your shoulders and extend
your arms to the sides. Turn your head to one side and relax.
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