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Snake

Sarpasana

sar-PAH-sah-nah
Snake
Pose categories
Primary body parts engaged
Secondary
Muscle Groups
Strengthens spine and back
Massages abdominal organs, strengthens heart

How to perform snake

  1. Lie on your stomach. Bring your legs and feet to touch. Clasp your hands behind your back and rest your forehead on the floor.
  2. Peel your head and chest from the floor with an inhale. Reach your hands toward your feet.
  3. Hold the pose and take slow, deep breaths.
  4. Lower with an exhale and release your hands.
Alignment cues
  • Bring legs and feet together
  • Draw shoulder blades together and back
  • Keep neck in line with spine
  • Press tops of feet into floor
Avoid this pose if you have high blood pressure or heart conditions.
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Snake (Sarpasana in Sanskrit) is a beginner yoga pose that belongs to the back bends categories. This asana targets middle back / lats and spine and upper back & lower traps and also involves abs and shoulders muscles. Snake stretches and strengthens legs, opens chest; rejuvenates abdominal organs and also reduces fatigue, increases energy. Refer to the illustration and instructions above for how to perform this posture correctly. Discover more yoga asanas and yogic breathing exercises in our free yoga pose directory.

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