Bhujangasana in motion. Three images of Letitia in different stages of Bhujangasana (Cobra pose) portraying the energy of pressing up into the pose.

Mar. 30th: Building a Better Bhujangasana

Building a Better Bhujangasana with Letitia


Join us in person or online for this two-hour workshop!

$60 ($54 for PY828 members)

12 in-studio spaces • Live attendance not necessary for online students • 30 days access to recording for all

Access the benefits of Bhujangasana more fully by exploring how to open, lengthen or expand any of the spots that feel like hindrances to the pose.


Backbends are among the most beneficial yoga poses because they: 

  • Open the hips, shoulders, and chest
  • Improve breathing
  • Stimulate and energize the kidneys
  • Increase flexibility in the spine
  • Bring us into the present while releasing the past
  • Increase our capacity to feel joy while releasing grief

Who wouldn’t want to do all those things?

But sometimes, even though the spirit is willing, the body is weak, or tight, or otherwise stymied in going deeper into poses. This pose-study workshop will change your Bhujangasana (Cobra pose) in 2 hours, addressing those spots that just don’t want to open or lengthen or expand.

We’ll warm up the body and then move through a variety of (mostly) partner-assisted preparations to release the physical and mental blockages that stand in the way of experiencing the many benefits of this beautiful pose fully.

Bhujangasana can be a challenging pose for students and even aggravating for the low-back. I love demystifying this pose so students can understand its purpose and mechanics better, making it more accessible and expanding the process of exploration without discomfort or injury. – Letitia

Appropriate for all levels. Everyone will go deeper with this work, no matter where your Cobra is now.


The following props will be helpful for this workshop. We also will be doing several variations that require a partner to assist. We’ll have all of this for students to use at the studio. In-studio students will have the option to partner up. For at home participants, to get the most out of this experience, the following props (and a partner for assists) are recommended:

  • two 8 to 10 foot yoga straps that can be looped
  • a yoga blanket
  • a long dowel around 1-2″ in diameter (this could be a broom handle)
  • a pair of yoga blocks
  • a yoga chair or a folding chair with a flat seat and a back (or something similar)

In-person attendees are capped at 12. Masks are optional but welcomed in the studio. Live attendance is not necessary for online participants. All students will receive the class recording and have access to that recording until April 30th. We will have a designated demo model for online participants to be able to view at all times.

Register below or call Purna Yoga 828

Letitia Walker
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