Cat/cow stretches are a beautiful way to warm up your body before you practice deeper yoga stretches or active poses. Cat/cow stretches are made up of marjaryasana and bitilasana, and they are considered a vinyasa because we are linking our movement with our breath as we flow between these two poses.
BENEFITS OF CAT/COW:
creates length in the spine
strengthens the core muscles
massages internal organs
Press play on the video below for three cat/cow variations.
YOU CAN ALSO FIND CAT/COW IN THESE YOGA CLASSES.
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KEY POINTS TO REMEMBER
always engage your core muscles on the exhale to propel the movement
focus on length and spaciousness - not how extreme your range of motion is
evenly arch through the entire spine in cow pose
think about being an evenly rounded rainbow in cat pose
keep your neck long
HOW DID IT GO?
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