Yoga Poses for Upper Body Strength : Yoga Child’s Cobra Pose for Upper Body Strength

Yoga Poses for Upper Body Strength : Yoga Child’s Cobra Pose for Upper Body Strength


This little flow of sequence is great for
beginners to this kind of yoga. If you are feeling like you need to build up some of
the more intense strengthening awesomeness then this is a great way to start. This is
child’s pose into cobra pose and back again. So we’re going to start in our hero pose reaching
the fingers out in front of us to come into child’s pose. Just gently drop the forehead
to the floor then as you inhale look between the thumbs and you’re going to scoop. Bring
your elbows down, don’t let them pop out. Slowly, slowly, slowly you just come along
the floor scoop into cobra. When I come into cobra I’m using the muscles in my back and
the muscles in my chest to keep my upper back rising. Try and lead with my heart and not
cranking my neck. It’s in its nice straight line and I am not pushing necessarily. So
I come to this pose in cobra and then I engage my arms to press back to child’s pose. Inhale
scooping forward, exhale pressing back. Inhale scooping forward, exhale pressing back. See
if you can do ten reps of that and then come to rest in child’s pose with your arms at
your side.