Warm up your spine this winter with this beginner back bend.
Cat-Cow Pose (Marjaiasana/Bitilasana)
Start in tabletop and move through Cat-Cow, going with the flow of your breath. Inhale for Cow pose, exhale for Cat. Benefits of Cat-Cow
Cat-Cow is a gentle flow between two poses that warms the body and brings flexibility to the spine.This will warm up your spine, which is perfect during winter months. It stretches the back torso and neck, and softly stimulates and strengthens the abdominal organs. It also open the chest, encouraging the breath to become slow and deep. The spinal movement of the two poses stimulates the kidneys and adrenal glands. Coordinating this movement with your breathing relieves stress and calms the mind.
This sequence also helps to develop postural awareness and balance throughout the body. It brings the spine into correct alignment and can help prevent back pain when practiced regularly.