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Cat Stretch

Marjariasana

mar-jar-ee-AH-sah-nah
Cat Stretch
Stretches neck, shoulders and spine
Massages abdominal and reproductive organs
Relieves stress and balances emotions

How to perform cat stretch

  1. Begin on all fours. Bring your wrists directly under your shoulders and knees under your hips. Bring your head to a neutral position.
  2. With an inhale, arch your spine, reaching your head and tailbone toward the sky. Let your belly drop toward the floor.
  3. With an exhale, round your spine, drawing your head and tailbone toward the floor.
  4. Repeat this movement.
Alignment cues
  • Align wrists under shoulders
  • Align knees under hips
  • Broaden shoulders
  • Inhale and arch
  • Exhale and round
Modification: Place a folded blanket under your knees for cushion.
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Cat stretch (Marjariasana in Sanskrit) is a beginner yoga pose that belongs to the back bends and forward bends and warm-ups categories. This asana targets lower back and middle back / lats and spine and upper back & lower traps and also involves neck & upper traps and shoulders and wrists muscles. Cat stretch stretches and strengthens legs, opens chest; rejuvenates abdominal organs and also reduces fatigue, increases energy. Refer to the illustration and instructions above for how to perform this posture correctly. Discover more yoga asanas and yogic breathing exercises in our free yoga pose directory.

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