The cow-cat pose is the last stretch in this series of exercises to make your back more flexible.
Well known to yoga enthusiasts , the cat pose helps to increase flexibility and improve mobility throughout the spine.
Practiced regularly, the cat-and-cow posture helps you find the right posture by helping you become aware of the arch of your lower back: neither too much nor too little, just right.
Start the exercise on all fours, hands flat, wrists perpendicular to the shoulders, fingers slightly apart to have a good support, knees perpendicular to the hips.
- Take a deep breath
- We raise our heads
- We inflate the chest
- We contract the shoulder blades
- We dig into the lower back
- We maintain the pose
- Then exhale slowly, bring the head back between the shoulders, round the top of the back as much as you can
We hold for a few seconds… We start again…
The cat and cow posture in pictures
1. Starting position
2. Raise your head
3. Rounding the back
Round the back and tuck the head between the shoulders