Bow Pose stretches your neck, chest, stomach, and back. Opening your neck and chest will lead to better breathing. This pose is great for relaxation, as well, if you are feeling restless and unable to sleep due to your cold symptoms. This pose creates a lot of tension, which, when released, will make you feel ready to enter a deep slumber.
What to Do: Start on your belly, and reach for your feet to enter Bow Pose. Hold for five deep breaths, and then release, turn your head to one side, and shake your hips to release your back.
Source: Laughing River Yoga Studio