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Snake Pose

Salabhasana

Benefits

Strengthens the spine, arms, and legs; stretches shoulders, chest, and belly; improves posture; helps relieve stress; may help relieve symptoms of asthma.

Step 1

Begin by laying on your stomach.

Step 2

Lift your head, upper body, arms, and feet off the floor.

Step 3

Hold this position for a couple of breaths, then gently release your body to your mat.

Tip

You might find it easier to have your arms bent, with your hands under your shoulders. For a challenge, extend your arms alongside your body, with your fingers pointed towards your toes. To help encourage breathing in this pose, hiss like a snake!

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