Cobra Pose — Bhujangasana (boo-jahn-GAHS-uh-nuh) — is a beginner backbend in yoga that helps to train the body for deeper backbends. Cobra is an important element of Sun Salutations, and it is a great alternative to doing Upward-Facing Dog (Urdhva Mukha Svanasana) in the Sun Salutations routines.
The Cobra Pose helps to open the lungs, which is great for asthma. This pose also stimulates the organs in the abdominal area, improving digestion. It helps to reduce stress and fatigue. It also helps firm and tone the buttocks, abdomen, and shoulders , and helps to reduce the pain of sciatica.
The Baby Cobra Pose is a simple way to work up to a full Cobra Pose.