How To Get A Super Flexible Spine: The Cat and Cow Pose

Follow Yogarsutra Yoga For Beginners Series-3: The Cat And Cow Pose   Hi! I am really happy to see you in the yoga for beginners series-3. I hope you already been to yoga for beginners series-2. In case you missed, find it here. You will take just “2 steps transition” from the downward facing dog to the cat and cow pose. While passing through the previous series, you must have observed that the motivation behind writing this series was the upcoming “The International Day Of Yoga”. So before shifting to the next yoga poses viz-The Cat And Cow Pose, let’s see some highlights of the Day.       Yoga Wheels are the new fad inside the yoga circles. Check here everything about a yoga wheel and how to incorporate in your practice.   WORLD YOGA DAY CELEBRATION The celebration of the event International day of yoga is supported by various global leaders. It is celebrated by the people of more than 170 countries including USA, China, Canada, etc. The day is celebrated on the international level by organizing the activities like yoga training campus, yoga competitions and so many activities to enhance the awareness about yoga benefits among common public all over the world. The world yoga day is celebrated to let people know that regular yoga practice leads to the better mental, physical and intellectual health. It positively changes the lifestyle and productivity of the people and increases the level of well-being.   All members, observer states, United Nations system organizations, other international organizations, regional organizations, civil society, governmental organizations, non-governmental organizations, and individuals get together to celebrate the International Day of Yoga in a suitable manner according to the national priorities to raise the awareness about yoga.     Welcome! to the yoga for beginners series-3 In case you missed the series-1, where the prayer pose and the raised arm pose were discussed, you can find Here. The hand to foot Pose and the downward facing dog pose were discussed in series-2, you can click to open Here. For the next pose, you will take an easy transition from the downward facing dog pose to the cat pose in very simple steps! The cat and cow pose (Marjaryasana) is an Excellent way to warm up and strengthen your spine. This is a breath-synchronized dynamic pose making flow from Cow Tilt to Cat Stretch. It has many powerful health benefits for the mind, body, and soul.   Your Fifth Yoga Pose-The Cow Pose How to Do the cow pose   Take transition from downward-facing dog pose to table-top pose, with shoulders over the wrists and hips over the knees. Next place weight evenly through the hands, legs, and fingers Keep your spine soft for Cow Tilt; start to inhale expanding the belly toward the floor. Lift the gaze toward the third eye. Send energy from the tailbone towards the neck as they tilt toward the sky.   Your Sixth Yoga Pose- The Cat Pose   How to Do the cat pose     Start to exhale and push the belly button toward the spine and continue to lift towards the heart. Hollow out the tailbone, make the chin to rest on the chest, and gaze toward the nose. Complete 5-6 rounds of dynamic cat and cow pose or as many as you find comfortable doing. Initiate movement from the tailbone and feel the energy flowing through the spine, neck, and head to create an ever dynamic movement. PS: In case you’re too busy and don’t get time for the wellness tools like Yoga and Meditation, this book of mine on Office Yoga can help you to maintain your health and fitness. Further, I would appreciate you to be a part of my “newly formed wonderful community” and follow me on PINTEREST, FACEBOOK, and TWITTER.    Conclusion- The Cat and Cow Pose As you can see that the cat and cow pose is a combination of two poses, the cat pose, and the cow pose. It prepares us for most activities as a warm-up session does. It does wonder in relieving lower back pain. This pose strengthens our bones also works well for neck and shoulder pain. Same are also is recommended for the prevention of severe ailments like osteoporosis and osteopenia, arthritis or stiffness of the hips and spine. However, if you are already suffering from any kind of bone-related disease please consult your doctor first. Researchers reveal that forward bends may harm the weak bones further. So yoga poses involving a forward curvature should be avoided. A backward curvature is found to be safe and rewarding. Related: Yoga For Beginners Series-4 Please leave your comments and don’t forget to share. Share buttons are just below within your reach. Yoga For Beginners: 2 Steps 2 Shine On The International Yoga Day Yoga For Beginners Series-2: How To Do Yoga Like A Pro on International Yoga Day Follow Yogarsutra Share on FacebookTweetFollow usSave Please leave this field emptySubscribe and download our eBook “BALANCE YOUR CHAKRAS BALANCE YOUR LIFE” for free! “Get all seven chakra at one place.” First name E-mail * Check your inbox or spam folder to confirm your subscription. Please leave this field emptySubscribe and get our eBook “YOGA FOR BACK PAIN” for free! 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