Plank’s Cobra Mat, a friendly snake in the grass…

The Cobra Mat

Plank's Cobra Mat, the friendly snake in the grass...

“I’m afraid of snakes, I wouldn’t practice yoga with a snake on it” Wow, if I’d got a dollar for every time I heard this common reaction when the Cobra Mat is first viewed, I be a happy camper. With a little shift perspective + thought provokation, the penny drops + the fearful can breath out their Ohms, with an open heart, for which the image truly represents…

The Literal Interpretation – the photo consists of thick deep green wheat grass with a slithering golden toy Cobra snake.

The Yoga reference Cobra is an extremely beneficial pose in yoga, for improving posture by opening the chest and the heart. It can assist in dissolving negative tendencies such as lethargy and depression. Backbends such as Cobra can develop willpower and inner strength to overcome obstacles in life.

Cobra Pose

The wheat grass is used as a supplement for drinks and meals. It has super antioxidants and vitamins and is highly beneficial for supplementing a strict vegan diet or as part of healthier conscious food regiment. Click on link for more info on the healing properties of wheatgrass…

Wheatgrass + its juice...

Plank’s artistic license – the Cobra snake slithers through the wheat grass like a sinister “snake in the grass”. The irony being that this snake is a toy Cobra snake and not to be feared, this cobra is in fact playful and used for interactive learning & like the pose Cobra has an open heart + is all welcoming too…

Plank’s images are audacious + were deliberately conceived to provoke thought, conversation + shift perspectives of one’s yoga practice + what its accessories can be…

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