Cat Pose


What is Cat Pose?

Cat pose, or marjaryasana, is a simple posture that's generally alternated with cow pose as a gentle warmup for the spine. From all fours, the spine is rounded with the head and tailbone moving toward the floor.


  • Start on all fours.
  • Bring your knees under your hips and your hands under your shoulders.
  • Exhale and round your spine, bringing your head and tailbone toward the floor.


  • Avoid if there is knee or wrist injury

Benefits of Cat Pose

  • Stretches the spine
  • Strengthens the core
  • Relaxes the mind

Cat Pose Details
Sanskrit Name: Marjaryasana
Pronunciation: mar-jar-YAH-sah-nah
Pose Level: Beginner
Drishti: Nabhichakra (Navel)
Pose Type: Core, Strength

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