Yoga Cat Cow Pose
Cat-Cow Pose is a very common series in yoga courses. Cat Pose (Marjaryasana) is frequently combined with Cow Pose (Bitilasana), this combination of poses is usually used for warm-up. These poses warm up body and prepare it for other activity. Cat-Cow is a common yoga pose for beginners, an excellent spine stimulating sequence and a great yoga exercise for back pain.
Technique of Cat Cow Pose
- Start with your body weight on your hands and knees in table position. Keep shoulders directly over the wrists and hips directly over the knees.
- Curl your toes under to stretch your foot arches.
- Inhale and slowly arch your back (Cow), look up to the ceiling, allowing your back to sway, hips high, shoulders blades pulled down
- Release your feet to neutral so the tops are resting on the floor.
- While exhaling, look at your navel, round the lower back (Cat) and contract the belly gently.
- Carry out six times and increase your range of motion with each repetition.
Benefits of Cat Cow Pose
- It creates a gentle massaging action of backbone that increases the circulation to the discs between the vertebrae.
- Create an overall energizing effect.
- Helpful for relieving back pain
- It Stimulates kidneys and adrenal glands
- Stretches the back, torso and neck
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