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Yoga For Any Room! Animal Pose: Cobra


3-14 Years Old


10 Min

What You Need

  • Classroom, Gym or Large Area
  • Yoga mats

To find out how this lesson fits Physical Education and Health Education standards click here.


Lie on your stomach on the floor. If you are sitting in a chair, sit up straight with your feet flat on the floor.

Put your hands on the floor under your shoulders. If you are sitting in a chair, put your hands on your knees or desk.

Stretch your upper body up high, with your arms straight and your stomach resting on the ground. If you are sitting, lean forward slightly, push your hands against your knees or desk and push your shoulders back to look up slightly, keep your neck as straight and in-line with your spine.

Stretch your head as far up as you can and HISS! Feel the stretch in your spine.

You are a very fierce cobra snake!

Keep stretching and breathing in and out,  and make a hissing sound when you breathe out, continue this breathing and hissing for a minute.

If you are on the floor, breathe in and lift your “tail” (feet) up by bending your knees. Try to bring your head and “tail” (feet) close together. Can they touch each other?

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