How to do Cobra and Bow Pose - Step by Step


Here is a nice flow including Pilates Push Up, Cobra, & Bow (with my boys running through!) I added in a few of my favorite preps for cobra & bow in this flow to show you how to progress into these poses one step at a time. First, in the Pilates Push-Up, I did a variation with plank on the knees, which is a great option when you are working on building up to full plank with proper form, or if you are just sore! For cobra prep, I like to do a "mini" cobra, where I lift the hands to make sure the back muscles are doing all the work first, then flow into cobra, making sure the shoulders are down and back. Finally, for Bow Pose, I start with 1/2 Bow, on one side, then move to opposite hand to foot, to really warm up the spine. My favorite tip in bow pose is to press the shins back into the hands, kind of kicking back, which helps to open the chest and lift you a bit more. Try it and see how it makes the pose feel new!


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