Cat/Cow Pose (Marjaryasana/Bitilasana) is a wonderful way to warm up the spine at any point on or off the mat, and has many powerful health benefits for the mind, body, and soul.
1. Increased Focus
Since this pose synchronizes breathing with movement, it focuses the mind and increases emotional balance.
2. Helps Relieve Menstrual Cramps
!!! Yes, that’s right ladies. The cat/cow pose asana flow helps relieve stress from the female reproductive system and menstrual cramps and lower back pain.
3. Improves Flexibility of the Spine
Your spine is often neglected when it comes to stretching. Cat/Cow Pose strengthens and improves flexibility of the spine while releasing tension of the upper back and neck.
4. Activates the Swadhisthana Chakra
The Swadhisthana Chakra, also known as the second Chakra, is associated with deep emotional turmoil and depression when blocked. When nurtured and activated, the movement enhances creativity and the ability to focus and learn!