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Asana Analysis Private Yoga Instructor Los Angeles Santa Monica Brentwood Pacific Palisades Bel Air Venice Marina del Rey Seated Cat Cow

Published on October 23rd, 2017 | by Catherine Tingey

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SEATED CAT COW

Seated Cat Cow Pose

Private Yoga Instructor Los Angeles Santa Monica Brentwood Pacific Palisades Bel Air Venice Marina del Rey Seated Cat Cow

Seated Cow

Seated Cat Cow is a wonderfully basic spinal flexibility exercise, and a deceptively simple way to teach breath work. This pose also instantly connects you to your body.

It is also a great alternative to traditional Cat Cow if you have wrist injuries like carpal tunnel, any chest surgery (breast augmentation or implant removal) that forbids weight on the hands, or have difficulty getting up and down.

The versatility of Seated Cat Cow allows you to do this pose from a desk chair, your car, or seated on the floor!

Definitely a pose that can benefit nearly everyone.

Private Yoga Instructor Los Angeles Santa Monica Brentwood Pacific Palisades Bel Air Venice Marina del Rey Seated Cat Cow

Seated Cat

ALIGNMENT

In Easy Pose, bring the hands to the tops of the thighs or knees.

On an inhale, lift the heart and gently pull the shoulders back.

On an exhale, round the spine and lower the chin to the chest.

You can also sit on a bolster or a block, or two while doing this.

Try 5-10 cycles and see how differently you feel afterwards!

BENEFITS

  • Improves spinal flexibility and spinal health

  • Stretches the abdominal muscles (front body)

  • Opens the shoulders

  • Open the hips

WORK IN THE POSE

Try to originate the movement from the pelvis / belly – avoid just arching and rounding your neck

At the end of the each shape/movement, don’t ‘push’ further into natural stopping point for the spine

 

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Entrepreneur, yogini, designer, award-winning filmmaker, personal trainer and former marathon runner. She left a career in finance to start her own business and along the way, became a yoga teacher after practicing for 24 years.



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