Ayurveda Vata Pacifying Yoga: Cat-Cow | Banyan Botanicals

Cat-Cow (Marjaryasana-Bitilasana)

A Vata Pacifying Yoga Pose

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Move onto the hands and knees. Inhale to draw the tail bone towards the floor as the navel moves into the back body and spine rounds up. Lengthen the back of the neck by bringing the chin towards the sternum. Exhale as you counter-pose by extending the tail bone up reaching the belly and chest down as you arch the spine. The throat opens as you extend the chin slightly up and out. Allow the breath to guide your body back and forth between the undulating positions.

Vata Focus:

Focus on the grounding qualities as your hands connect to the earth. Spread the fingers wide and press firmly through the fingers. Tune in to the fluid wave like movement of the spine. Nourish the movement with the breath.

Benefits:

Loosens the spine while releasing head, neck, shoulder and pelvic tension. Relaxes the mind and creates a sense of tranquility.