Tutorial: Variations in Arm Positions in the Cobra Pose — and Chaturanga Dandasana

Doug Keller

Often times, having the hands as we have them in traditional cobra puts pressure on the fronts of the shoulders, irritating the biceps tendon and causing tension that rounds up into the neck. To avoid shoulder pain, neck tension, or tension in the upper back, Doug presents alternatives that can help open our shoulders as we move towards the full pose.