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Chapter 3 – Prisha

Cobra Pose

Sanskrit: Bhujaṅgāsana

Pronounced: “Boo-jang-gahs-anna”

Who would have thought that after ending up in a cobra nest, you would suddenly be decorating for a big party, get the recipe for the world’s best fruit drink, and get enchanted by Indian magic?

Sleepystretch of the day:

Cobra Pose

  1. Namasté.
  2. Get all the way down on your stomach
  3. Place your hands close to the shoulders but do not touch the mat.
  4. Take a deep breath and when you exhale, lift your chest and head and form a baby-cobra.
  5. Now put your hands in the mat, take a deep breath and exhale while lifting your body to the Mom-cobra.
  6. Try if you can spot your feet behind you, back to the center, spot your feet the other way, back to the center.
  7. Take a deep breath and exhale while lifting your body to the Dad-cobra.
  8. Try if you can spot your feet behind you, back to the center, spot your feet the other way, back to the center.
  9. Exhale and get all the way down on your stomach.
  10. In your own time, get back up.
  11. Namasté.

Doublestretch of the day:

Supported Cobra

  • Namasté.
  • One of the yogis turns around, lays flat on the stomach with your legs between your partners.
  • Place your hands close to your shoulders and lift your body like a king cobra.
  • Let one arm reach back and grab your partners wrist.
  • Now reach back with the other arm and grab the wrist.
  • Exhale, roll your shoulders back, open your chest and look straight ahead.
  • Take some deep breaths and slowly get back down.
  • In your own time, get back up and try the other way around.
  • Namasté.

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