Yoga Basic Poses: Cat Pose and Camel Pose

How good is your knowledge about yoga basic poses? Do you know how to perform cat pose and camel pose? How about other yoga poses, such as Bound Angle Pose, Boat Pose, Bow Pose and Bridge Pose?

Practicing yoga is really good to enhance your flexibility and strengthen your muscle. There are other benefits too. Following our previous articles, now we write about cat pose and camel pose.

Cat Pose (also known as cow pose or Marjariasana)
Here are several steps to practice cat pose (marjariasana).

Begin your yoga practice with table pose. The steps are as follows:

  • Put your hands and knees on the floor
  • Bring your knees hip width apart
  • Put your feet behind the knees
  • Bring your arms under your shoulder and make sure your fingers facing forward
  • Look down and allow your back to be flat
  • Press into your palms to drop your shoulder slightly away from your ears
  • Press your tail bone to the back wall
  • Make your top of the head to the front wall to lengthen your spine

After you perform table pose in a good manner, do the following steps:

  • Breathe deeply and hold for two to three breaths
  • Exhale slowly and arch your back up like a cat
  • Inhale again slowly and drop you body down like a cow

Benefits of Cat Pose:

  • Good for your spine
  • Develops your wrists
  • Strengthen your arms

How Cat Pose Looks Like:

  • A cat
  • A cow
  • Waves

Camel Pose (also known as Ustrasana)
The steps to perform camel pose are as follows:

  • Spread a blanket or a yoga mat on the floor
  • Kneeling with your toes flat on the floor
  • Place your hands on your hips
  • Extend and then lift your spine as you arch your back
  • Drop your hands back onto your heels
  • Press your hips forward
  • Tuck your tailbone

Benefits of Camel Pose:

  • Develops your hamstrings
  • Develops your inner thighs
  • Calms your mind
  • Remove your fatigue
  • Remove stiffness in your neck and shoulder

What Camel Pose Looks Like:

  • A mountain
  • A tunnel

In the next article, we will write about chair pose.

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