Body/Mind Perspective: Cat/Cow

Posted on April 14, 2010 by


Cat/Cow Pose

Start on your hands and knees in a “tabletop” position. Make sure your knees are set directly below your hips and your wrists, elbows and shoulders are in line and perpendicular to the floor. Center your head in a neutral position, eyes looking at the floor.

1)  As you inhale, lift your sitting bones and chest toward the ceiling, allowing your belly to sink toward the floor. Lift your head to look straight forward.

2) As you exhale, round your spine toward the ceiling, making sure to keep your shoulders and knees in position. Release your head toward the floor, but don’t force your chin to your chest.

3) Repeat 10 to 20 times.




  • Gentle warm-up for the spine, keeps spine flexible, stimulates spinal fluid.
  • Stretches the front torso and neck
  • Provides a gentle massage to the spine and belly organs