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Cat Cow

Angle-Based Images: Cat Cow Video
Angle-Based Images: Cat Cow Video
Angle-Based Images: Cat Cow Video
Angle-Based Images: Cat Cow Video
Angle-Based Images: Cat Cow Video
Cat Cow: Step 1
Step 1 Prop yourself on your hands and knees. Align your knees under your hips and place your hands under your shoulders.
Cat Cow: Step 2
Step 2 Exhale and tighten your abs to scoop and curl your spine, moving your head and tailbone closer to each other.
Cat Cow: Step 3
Step 3 Inhale and press your chest and tailbone away from each other while arching your spine.

Progressions & Variations

Beginner Tips

Begin by releasing and then engaging your abdominal muscles while propped up on your hands and knees. Then continue to move your spine by coupling the inhalation and exhalation of your breath with the contraction and release of your ab muscles.

Benefits

Stretches the spine while strengthening the abdominals. It can also may relieve some forms of back pain.

Modifications

To modify, decrease the range of motion of your curl and extension. Concentrate on your breathing.

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