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Cat Tail

Cat Tail
Pose categories
Primary body parts engaged
Muscle Groups
Stretches low back, glutes and legs
Stimulates stomach and spleen meridians
Develops ability to let go

How to perform cat tail

  1. Lie on your back and roll to your left side. Stretch your right leg to the left with an inhale and grasp your foot with your left hand. Straighten your leg.
  2. Bend your left leg back with an inhale and clasp your foot with your right hand. Kick your foot away from you.
  3. Gaze to your right.
  4. Hold the pose and take slow, deep breaths.
  5. Release and untwist with an exhale. Change sides.
Alignment cues
  • Kick foot away from buttock
  • Foot flexed
  • Shoulder relaxes toward floor
  • Gaze in opposite direction of extended leg
Modification: Keep your top leg bent and hold your thigh.
Avoid this pose if you have low back injury.
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Cat Tail ( in Sanskrit) is a beginner yoga pose that belongs to the supine and twists categories. This asana targets hamstrings, lower back and quadriceps, and also involves glutes & hip flexors, obliques and spine muscles. Cat tail stimulates stomach and spleen meridians; stretches low back, glutes and legs and also develops ability to let go. 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 – a visual resource for yoga teacher training students as well as practitioners of all levels. Finally, shop our best-selling Yoga Cards products!

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