Your daily yoga pose: tap into your animal spirit
Marjariasana, the Cat/Cow Pose is a simple but powerful yoga posture that can energize your body and mind. In this blog post, we'll explore how to do this pose, its benefits, and how it can motivate you to start your day with energy.
The Cat/Cow Pose, also known as Marjariasana, is a dynamic yoga posture that is often used as a warm-up before more intense yoga practices. It involves a fluid movement between two positions, resembling the arching and rounding of a cat's spine.
To do this pose, start on your hands and knees with your wrists aligned under your shoulders and your knees aligned under your hips. Take a deep breath in and, on the exhale, arch your spine upwards, dropping your head towards the floor and drawing your navel towards your spine. This is the "Cat" pose.
Next, inhale and lower your spine towards the floor, lifting your head and tailbone towards the ceiling. This is the "Cow" pose. Repeat this movement several times, coordinating your breath with your movement.
The Cat/Cow Pose has many benefits, including:
Stretching and strengthening the spine, neck, and abdominal muscles
Massaging the organs of the abdomen and improving digestion
Increasing circulation and energy flow throughout the body
Relieving stress and tension in the body and mind
Doing the Cat/Cow Pose can help you start your day with energy and motivation. By awakening and stretching the spine, this pose can help you feel more alert and present. The deep breathing involved in this posture can also help to calm the mind and reduce stress. Incorporating the Cat/Cow Pose into your daily routine is easy and can have significant benefits for your physical and mental health. Try doing this posture for a few minutes each morning to energize your body and mind for the day ahead.