The floor series! Ah, finally, we’ll get a break. After all, anything we do lying on the floor has to be a breeze. If this what you think then the heat has gone to your head, because the floor series gets the heart rate up just as much as the dreaded triangle, or balancing stick, or awkward pose or…well you get the idea.
If you’re new to Bikram, it’s important to listen to the instructions very carefully for cobra. Getting the hand placement right is key, as is keeping your legs glued together like…..wait for it….a cobra tail! The strength of your legs held tightly together from your hips down to your heels will ground you through this posture. And once you have your hands in alignment with your shoulders you can lift your head up, using only the muscles in your back to achieve maximum height.
If you have herniated or slipped disks in your lumbar spine, this posture is your new best friend and it even helps to alleviate the discomfort of scoliosis and arthritis. In addition, you can expect improved digestion and ladies may see relief from menstrual symptoms as well. Men, if YOU see menstrual improvement, please let us know. We’d love to feature you for a number of reasons!
Cobra pose begins the work on the low spine and we’ll be building up the spine from here, so settle into your mat and breathe!
Posted by Liz Alfano