Cat-Cow pose includes the Cat Pose (Marjaryasana) and Cow pose (Bitilasana) combined together in a gentle flow. Cat-Cow pose is a great pose for the back. Movement begins from the hips and the rest of the body follows.
The 3rd part of the three part series includes a video of two modified versions of Downward-Facing Dog using a chair for a prop. Also a video of Extended Puppy Pose version of Down Dog. Tight, weak or injured shoulders, the chair or Extended Puppy versions may work well for you.
Part 2 of the 3 part series Downward-Facing Dog (DFD). This video shows the bent knees version of DFD if your heels don’t reach the floor. Beginners and those with tight hamstrings will have bent knees. Also in this post are the benefits of DFD.
Adhomukha Svanasan (Downward-Facing Dog, DFD). This pose resembles an upside down V and of course a dog stretching. A pose seen in most types of Yoga done several to many times per class. Some of the jobs of DFD are; transition, resting, strengthening,
Vriksasana (Tree Pose). Is not an easy pose due to balance as well as strength since all the bodies weight is on one leg. Called Tree Pose because the foot is rooted like roots of a tree and the upper body and arms continue moving to maintain balance like the limbs and leaves of a tree.
Utthita Trikonasana (Extended Triangle Pose): This pose strengthens the legs, and ankles. Stretches groins, hamstrings, hips, opens the
This supported back bend is a lazy pose. So if you’re saying I’m to tired to do Yoga, this is the perfect pose.