1. From Table pose, exhale and tuck the tail bone under, round the spine and let the head drop down.
2. Press into the palms to drop the shoulders away from the ears and to reach the middle and upper back up towards the ceiling.
3. Breathe and hold for 4-8 breaths, or vinyasa between cat pose and dog pose, inhaling into dog and exhaling into cat.
4. To release, inhale and flatten the back moving into Table.
Benefits + Contraindications
Benefits: Cat pose stretches the middle to upper back and shoulders.
Contraindications: Recent or chronic back pain or injury.
Modifications + Variations
Modifications: Place a folded blanket under the knees to protect them.
Use one or more of the following postures to build a sequence leading up to this pose: Table, Dog.