Baby Cobra Pose


By providing a conscious opening in the chest and stretch in the shoulders, Cobra Pose, called Bhujangasana in Sanskrit, fights fatigue and relieves lower back pain, boosting both the energetic and the physical body.

Bhujangasana (Cobra Pose) is a heart-opening backbend that stretches your entire upper body and can provide relief if you’re experiencing back pain, tightness in your shoulders, or upper body soreness. You can easily adjust the intensity of the backbend by straightening or bending your elbows to suit your needs.

This pose is typically practiced early in class as a warm-up and precursor to more intense backbends, including Urdhva Mukha Svanasana (Upward-Facing Dog Pose) and Ustrasana (Camel).


Bhujangasana (boo-jang-GAHS-anna)
bhujanga = serpent, snake

Other Warrior II perks:

  • Relieves lower back pain
  • Counteracts slouching and kyphosis (abnormal curvature of the spine)
  • Stretches your abdomen and strengthens around your shoulders, arms, and

Pose basics

Pose type: Backend

Targets:  core

Benefits: Cobra Pose boosts energy and fights fatigue. It improves posture and counteracts the effects of prolonged sitting and computer work.

It is Yoga, that aims complete awareness in everything you do.