What muscles does Cat-Cow work?
Cat cow pose increases the flexibility of the neck, shoulders and spine. The movement also stretches the muscles of the hips, back, abdomen and chest. Strengthens your spine. During this stretch, it activates the tailbone and releases tension of the neck and upper back.
How long should you hold cat cow pose?
Hold this pose for as long as you feel comfortable. Try to hold it for at least 15-30 seconds. Pay attention to your breathing. Make sure that it is steady and slow.
Why is the exercise called Cat-Cow?
The cat-cow exercise is a spinal mobilization exercise that helps a person “loosen” their spine. It gets your lower back moving better. To do the cat-cow, the person is on their hands and knees and bends the spine up (like a cat) and then curves it downward (so your stomach hangs to the floor, like a cow).