Cat Cow Pose

Exercise / Erector Spinae, Yoga

How to Cat Cow Pose

cat cow

Step 1: Similar to the cow pose, start on all fours and begin with a straight spine, head facing floor. On your exhale, create a curve in your back by rounding your spine up and taking your gaze to your belly button.

Step 2: Slowly inhale and on your next exhale return to starting position.

Cat Cow Benefits

  • This simple pose powers up your brain and improves focus, coordination and mental stability. The cat cow pose improves blood circulation between the vertebrae of your spine and it helps in relieving back pain and stress. Improves posture and balance.
  • The cat cow stretch helps relieve stress from menstrual cramps, lower back pain, and sciatica. The movement also stretches the muscles of the hips, back, abdomen, chest, and lungs. Massages and stimulates organs in the belly, like the kidneys and adrenal glands

Muscles Worked in The Cat Cow

Erector Spinae
Rectus Abdominis
cat cow pose muscle worked