STEP 1: Start on your hands and knees. Position your hands directly beneath your shoulders and your knees directly beneath the hips. Have your fingers fully spread with the middle fingers pointing straight ahead. Make your back horizontal and flat. Gaze at the floor. This is your "neutral" position. When your pelvis is in neutral, your spine will be at full extension, with both the front and back sides equally long.
STEP 2: As you wait for the inner cue, do not sag into your shoulders. Instead, create a line of energy through each arm by pressing downward into your hands and lifting your shoulders. Go back and forth like this several times to make sure you understand the movement.
STEP 3: When you are ready to begin, breathe in deeply. As you exhale, turn your hips into "Cat Tilt". Do this by gently pulling the abdominal muscles backward toward the spine, tucking the tailbone (coccyx) down and under, and gently contracting the buttocks. Press firmly downward with your hands in order to stay lifted out of the shoulders, and lift the middle of your back toward the ceiling, rounding your spine upward. Curl your head inward. Gaze at the floor between your knees.
STEP 4: As you inhale, turn your hips into Dog Tilt. Do this by releasing the grip of the buttocks, reversing the tilt of your pelvis, and curving your spine into a smoothly arched backbend.
I like Yoga but I have never practised, need some assistant
This is good exercise for health
Very interesting sight
how is this different from cat pose?
wow this seems quite difficult cos i am beginner and trying 1st time hehe
it showing Cat pose must be an error as Dog pose is different ;) Great site tho!
i have been practicing yoga for some time and yes i agree this is a mistake... because the dog pose its different...
i hope shown dog pose animation is wrong, it resemblance cat pose.
These are all the Yoga Poses covered in this section:
|3:||Revolved Triangle Pose|
|4:||Crescent Moon Pose|
|5:||Warrior Pose I|
|6:||Warrior Pose II|
|7:||Warrior Pose III|
|8:||Wide-legged Forward Bend|
|9:||Chair Pose I|
|10:||Chair Pose II|
|11:||Standing Forward Bend|
|12:||Downward Facing Dog Pose|
|13:||Revolved Side Angle Pose|
|14:||Hands to Feet Pose|
|15:||Standing Side Stretch Pose|
|16:||Spread Leg Forward Fold|
|18:||Half Moon Pose|
|19||Sun Salutation Pose|
|20:||Spread Leg Forward Fold|
|23:||Seated Forward Bend|
|26:||Full Boat Pose|
|27:||Half Spinal Twist|
|29:||Leg Reclining Lunge|
|30:||Leg to Side Pose|
|32:||Single Leg Raises|
|33:||Double Leg Raise|
|34:||Wind Relieving Pose|