Cobra Pose Variation Elbows Back is a yoga stretch in which we have to actively engage our back muscles to draw our elbows backward, opening up the chest even more.

Equipment: No equipment needed

Level: Beginners to advanced

What muscles does the cobra pose stretch?

Cobra Pose targets the muscles in your back, core, shoulders, and chest and helps improve spine flexibility. It’s an excellent cobra stretch pose variation for strengthening the lower back and relieving tension.

What are the steps to perform the Cobra Yoga Pose Variation Elbows Back?

Step 1:

Lie face down on the mat.

Interlace your hands behind the back of your head

cobra pose stretch
cobra pose stretch

Step 2:

Inhale, and lift your head and chest while pushing the elbows back

Stay in the pose for 2- 3 breaths

Step 3:

Return to your starting position as you exhale

cobra pose stretch

O’Coach Free Tip

  • Focus on elongating your spine during the pose to maximize its benefits.
  • Don’t force your chest too high; only go as far as feels comfortable.

Can Cobra Pose Variation be done without any equipment?

Yes, you can practice the Cobra Pose stretch without any special equipment. It’s a convenient and accessible exercise that can be done at home or in a quiet space.

Benefits of doing Cobra Yoga Pose Variation Elbows Back:

  • Alleviates lower back pain and stiffness.
  • Improves spine flexibility and mobility.
  • Strengthens the muscles in your back and core.
  • Enhances overall posture and alignment.

2 mins! Cobra Pose Variation with O’Coach app

By integrating the 2 mins! Cobra Pose Variation into your daily routine, you can awaken your body, increase your flexibility, and boost your overall sense of well-being.

To add this workout to your daily routine, you can create your own custom workout routine as per your needs or preferences or simply download the exercise.

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