How to Do Cat Pose (Marjaryasana)

This pose is a gentle and effective treat for the spine and tummy.

cat pose

POSE INFORMATION

GENERAL INFO

Name in Sanskrit: Marjaryasana

Difficulty: Easy

POSE BENEFITS

  • The pose elongates the back of the torso and he neck.
  • It serves as a massage for the spine and belly organs.

POSE CAUTIONS

The following health issues should take cautions from the exercise:

For people who have neck injury, maintain the head position to be in line with the torso.

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HOW TO PRACTICE THIS ASANA

ONE

Let your hands begin the process in a ’tabletop’ position.

In this position, you hands and knees are below your hips, your hands and feet are perpendicular to the floor.

Position your heads in such a way you are facing the floor.

TWO

Breathe out and make your push to the ceiling. Maintain the former position of your shoulders and knees.

Allow your head to move freely towards the floor, but your chin shouldn’t be forced to your chest.

THREE

Breathe in and let your body return to the position in step one.

FOUR

To perfect this pose, combine it with Cow pose.

As you breathe in and you will experience the flow of vinyasa.

How to do Cat Pose (Marjaryasana)

VIDEO INSTRUCTIONS

BEGINNERS TIP

As a beginner you might need the assistance of a friend.

A friend will help you feel less difficulty by placing a hand on your back across your shoulder blades to actuate the region.

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