Cat Poses | Exercise Guide
Cat poses, also known as Marjaryasana, can help stretch the spine and improve posture.
- Primary muscles worked: Back, neck
- Secondary muscles worked: Chest
- Equipment: No equipment
- Calories Burned: 5 cal (1 minute)
Cat Poses Instructions
- Start on all fours with your wrists under your shoulders and your knees under your hips.
- As you inhale, arch your spine, letting your belly sink toward the ground.
- As you exhale, round your spine, bringing your chin toward your chest and tucking your tailbone under.
- Repeat this movement 10 to 20 times, moving with your breath.
If you have a back or neck injury, please avoid this exercise. You can try other exercises to relieve stress and tension, like all around the world exercise.
Sets And Reps
Start by doing 1 or 2 sets of 10 to 20 times.
The cat yoga pose, or Marjaryasana, can have several benefits. It can help stretch the spine, improve posture, and increase flexibility in the back and shoulders. Also, alleviate stress and calm the mind. Additionally, this pose can improve digestion and massage the internal organs.
As with any yoga pose, it’s important to listen to your body and not push yourself beyond your limits. Stop if you feel any discomfort or pain.
Cat Poses FAQs
How long should you hold cat poses?
Stay in this pose for as long as you like. Try to hold it for at least 15-30 seconds. Breathe slowly and steadily while you are holding the posture. learn more about cat cow yoga pose.
Do you inhale or exhale in cat poses?
What is cat pose called in yoga?
Related Yoga Poses
Here are some other yoga poses to try if you want to relax and relieve stress and tension:
- Cow pose
- Downward dog pose