SANSKRIT: Marjaryasana (mar-jar-ee-AHS-anna)

DESCRIPTION: The wrists, elbows and shoulders are in one line. The abdomen is pulled in and up with the spine arched in a strong Cobra spine. The crown of the head is towards the earth and the neck is relaxed. The gaze is between the arms towards the belly.

BENEFITS: Relieves the spine and neck. Energizes the body.