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Cat/Cow Pose

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Few poses feel as good and work so well on your back as Cat/Cow Pose.


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Happy Hip Stretch

Jun 17, 2019

This fun pose limbers up the lower body.

Deep Hip Stretch

Jun 10, 2019

Reclining Hip Stretch

Soothe your Aching Back

Jun 3, 2019

Soothe your back with flowing cat/cow pose.

Focus on this Flow

May 27, 2019

This flow will test and improve your focus, balance and leg flexibility

Challenging Flow

May 20, 2019

Flow from Crescent Lunge Pose to Warrior 3 Pose

Dancing Warrior

May 13, 2019

Move from Warrior 2 to Reverse Warrior

Go with the Flow

May 6, 2019

Flow through two yoga poses.

Here's a Split Most of Us Can Do

Apr 29, 2019

Down Dog Split provides strength and flexibility.

This New Twist on the Backbend Feels Amazing

Apr 22, 2019

Lying Half Bow provides a wonderful backbend and twist.

Do Your Back and Hips a Favor

Apr 15, 2019

Low Lunge Backbend loosens muscles on the fronts of the legs while easing strain on the lower back.

When Sitting in a Chair Does a Body Good

Apr 8, 2019

Twisted Chair Pose strengthens core and lower body.

Take a Bow if You're Up for This Challenging Pose

Apr 1, 2019

Bow Pose strengthens the back body and increases spinal flexibility.

What's Up, Dog?

Mar 25, 2019

Up Dog challenges the upper body and arms while stretching abs and legs.

Yoga Class: Where the Wild Things Are

Mar 18, 2019

Side Plank to Wild Thing is a challenging, core-building yoga flow.

Class Favorite: Pigeon Pose (Soon You'll Understand Why)

Mar 11, 2019

Pigeon Yoga Pose soothes the back and stretches the hips.

This Lizard May Not Save You Money on Insurance, but . . .

Mar 4, 2019

Lizard Pose opens the hips

Don't Let This Pose Scare You

Feb 25, 2019

Cow Face pose can be a challenging position for hips.

Got a Minute? Work Your Abs!

Feb 18, 2019

Boat Pose is a quick way to work core.

Easy Hip Twist

Feb 11, 2019

Stretch your hips with ease.

You May Not Realize How Tight Your Muscles Are Till You Try This Pose.

Jan 28, 2019

Seated Cobbler's Pose opens tight hips and inner thighs.

Want Better Posture? Reach for Puppy Pose.

Jan 21, 2019

Half Down Dog or Puppy Pose opens the chest and shoulders for better posture.

Feel Younger With This Move

Jan 14, 2019

Up Dog Twist lengthens and twists your spine.

A Core Move That Feels Good

Jan 7, 2019

Triangle flow strengthens core while stretching waist and hamstrings.

Twist for Back Health

Dec 24, 2018

Kneeling Twist soothes back tightness.

Feel Taller with Kneeling Back Bend

Dec 17, 2018

Kneeling Back Bend stretches the front of the body

Bend It Like Beckham

Dec 10, 2018

Enjoy a delicious kneeling back bend.

Open the Gate to Lengthen Your Body

Dec 3, 2018

Gate Poses stretches and lengthens body and legs.

Do Your Back a Favor

Nov 26, 2018

Bring ease to your lower back with Low Lunge Twist.

Your Whole Body Loves This Move

Nov 19, 2018

Stretch and strengthen your body with Windmill Pose.

Gravity Can Be Your Friend

Nov 12, 2018

Gravity aids in stretching your back body in standing forward bend.

Even Mermaids Need to Stretch

Nov 5, 2018

Stretch hips and thighs with this intense move.

Star Wars Fan? You'll Love this Yoga Pose.

Oct 29, 2018

Forward Bend variation honors Star Wars.

Serious Abs Not Just for Super Heroes

Oct 22, 2018

Spiderman Plank is a challenging core exercise.

Iguanas Can't Have All the Fun

Oct 15, 2018

Iguana Pose is a variation of Cobra Pose, a strengthening back bend.

Playful Kitten for a Strong Core

Oct 8, 2018

Playful Kitten Pose strengthens core and improves balance.

You Can Do Side Bends or Situps

Sep 30, 2018

Side Bends allow the ribcage to expand for deeper breath.

Soothe Your Back at the End of the Day with this Pose

Sep 23, 2018

Half Down Dog Twist soothes back tightness while stretching shoulders and chest.

Unusual Pose to Ease Back Pain

Sep 16, 2018

Fish Pose encourages the spine to flex and open.

Walk a Mile for this Camel

Sep 9, 2018

Twisting Camel stretches the front of the body while strengthening thighs.

Want More Strength Without Lifting Weights?

Sep 2, 2018

Down Dog Split strengthens upper body, core and lower body.

When You're Ready for a Challenge

Aug 27, 2018

Challenge and improve your balance and flexibility with Revolved Half-Moon Pose.

Do One of These a Day for Greater Flexibility and Strength

Aug 20, 2018

Sun Salutation stretches your entire body.

Unique Butt and Hip Move

Aug 13, 2018

Strengthen Glutes and Hips while developing balance in Standing Stick Pose.

Rock That Baby!

Aug 6, 2018

Open your hips with Rock the Baby pose.

Love Getting Stronger? I've got a Powerhouse Pose for You!

Jul 30, 2018

Build strength and balance with revolved Chair Pose.

Get a Longer Waist (Or At Least Feel That Way)

Jul 23, 2018

Open your rib cage and lengthen your waist with seated side bend.

Unusual Pose to Really Strengthen Upper Body

Jul 16, 2018

Strengthen upper body with knees, chest chin pose.

How Good is Your Balance?

Jul 9, 2018

Strengthen legs and core while improving balance.

A Tight Butt is Only One Move Away

Jul 2, 2018

Bridge Pose strengthens back and leg muscles and increases spinal flexibility.

Your Back Loves This!

Jun 25, 2018

Stretch and limber up your spine.

Do This Pose Lying Down, and Your Shoulders Will Love You

Jun 18, 2018

hip and shoulder stretch

Detox Your Body with Twists

Jun 11, 2018

Twisting helps toxins exit your body.

Easy Butt Lift (Literally!)

Jun 4, 2018

Tone your behind with easy bridge pose.

Super Yoga Arm Shaper

May 28, 2018

Strengthen your arms and energize your spine.

Surprising Ab Exercise

May 21, 2018

Triangle pose strengthens core while stretching hamstrings.

Tighten Your Waist/Unwind Your Spine

May 14, 2018

This flowing twist targets waist muscles while stretching your back and legs.

One Move to Develop Your Balance and Your Bottom

May 7, 2018

Warrior 3 Pose develops balance and lower-body strength.

Intense Core Exercise

Apr 29, 2018

The ball provides intense core conditioning.

It Doesn't Get Easier Than This Back Stretch

Apr 23, 2018

easy seated back stretch

You're as Young as Your Spine is Flexible

Apr 16, 2018

Improve spine flexibility with backbends

Intense Leg Stretch

Apr 9, 2018

Deep Standing One-Leg Forward Bend

Intense Leg Stretch

Apr 9, 2018

Deep Standing One-Leg Forward Bend

Breathe Easy with Side Stretch

Apr 2, 2018

Open your ribs and breathe deeper with side bends

Malasana Pose for Deep Stretch

Mar 26, 2018

Garland Pose Stretch

Side Plank for Strength

Mar 19, 2018

Develop great upper body and core strength with this move.

Don't Neglect This Muscle

Mar 12, 2018

The hip flexor muscles strongly impact back health.

Our Most-Ignored Stretch

Mar 5, 2018

This quad stretch can be deep and intense.

This Chair is Good for Your Whole Body

Feb 26, 2018

Sink into chair pose to energize and strengthen your body.

Delicious Twists!

Feb 19, 2018

Energize your spine and relieve muscle tension with twists.

Do This for One Minute to Jumpstart Your Day

Feb 12, 2018

Anyone can benefit from this energizing flow.

Simple Move for Back Health

Feb 5, 2018

Improve circulation and flexibility in your spine.

Child's Pose on the Wall

Jan 29, 2018

Use the wall to help you stretch your upper body.

Child's Pose on the Wall

Jan 29, 2018

Use the wall to help you stretch your upper body.

Wall Pose: Leg Stretch

Jan 22, 2018

Use the wall to help you into this restorative pose.

Wall Yoga: Camel

Jan 15, 2018

Use the wall to support your yoga posture.

Flatten Your Abs with Pilates

Jan 8, 2018

This Pilates moves helps you focus on contracting your abs and keeping your core engaged.

Start 2018 on a Positive Note

Jan 1, 2018

Send good energy into your day and year with this three-minute meditation.

Easy Seated Stretch

Dec 25, 2017

Do this simple stretch to open hips

Use the Wall to Loosen Your Hips

Dec 18, 2017

Pigeon Pose on the wall is a gentle, helpful way to loosen tight hips.

Easy Leg & Back Stretch

Dec 11, 2017

Use this stretch to quickly and easily stretch your legs and back.

Feel Great with this Shoulder Opener

Dec 4, 2017

Stretch and increase flexibility in your upper body.

Yoga Lunge for Legs

Nov 27, 2017

This yoga pose strengthens and shapes your legs

Unique Upper Body Stretch

Nov 20, 2017

Stretch hard-to-reach parts of your upper body with this unique take on cat/cow pose.

Delicious Backbend

Nov 13, 2017

Stretch the major muscles of your front body using the ball.

No More Round Shoulders!

Nov 6, 2017

Use this pose to get deeply into chest and shoulders.

Lengthen Your Waist with Side Stretch

Oct 30, 2017

Tone your obliques and create space in your midsection with side stretch.

Up Dog with a Twist

Oct 23, 2017

This move increases spine flexibility while strengthening core and arms.

Energize Your Day with Up Dog/Down Dog

Oct 16, 2017

This invigorating flow strengthens and stretches your entire body.

Best Moves to Tone Your Behind?

Oct 9, 2017

Excellent exercise for glutes.

Stretch & Tone Your Midsection

Oct 2, 2017

This pose stretches and strengthens your waistline.

Improve Back Flexibility with One-Leg Bow Pose

Sep 25, 2017

Stretch the front of your body and limber up your spine.

Relaxing Hip Stretch

Sep 18, 2017

Reclining Hip Stretch

Wring Out Back Tension with One Move

Sep 11, 2017

Yoga Squat Twist stretches and soothes a tight back.

Happy Baby Pose

Sep 4, 2017

This fun pose limbers up the lower body.

Pilates Imprint Move

Aug 28, 2017

Learn the Pilates Imprint

Rock the Baby Yoga Stretch

Aug 21, 2017

Gentle and playful hip stretch.

Ease Tight Hips

Aug 14, 2017

Open your hips with this deep stretch.

Quiet Your Mind with Sun Salutation

Aug 7, 2017

Sun salutation stretches your entire body while cultivating relaxation and sense of well-being.

Easy Way to Soothe Your Back

Jul 31, 2017

Soothe your back with flowing cat/cow pose.

Down Dog on the Ball

Jul 23, 2017

This challenging move works your entire body.

Ball Exercises: Waist Twist

Jul 17, 2017

Use the stability ball to tone your waist.

Best Quad Stretch

Jul 10, 2017

This stretch focuses on the much-neglected quadriceps along the fronts of your thighs.

Best Shoulder Stretch

Jul 3, 2017

This yoga pose combo stretches both the front and back of your shoulders.

Best Hamstring Stretch

Jun 26, 2017

This move stretches your hamstrings without compromising your back.

Best Stretch for Your Back

Jun 19, 2017

This deep arch is very soothing for those suffering with back pain and feels pretty good to everyone else, too.

No Gym Required/Ab Workout: Angle Crunches

Jun 12, 2017

This move puts a different spin on traditional crunches by adding a slight twist.

No Gym Required/Ab Workout: Scoops

Jun 5, 2017

Here's another interesting ab move that targets your waistline.

No Gym Required/Ab Workout: Jackhammers

May 29, 2017

This move targets the abs in an unusual and interesting way.

No Gym Required/Ab Workout: Bird Dog

May 22, 2017

This move manages to work your abs, back and balance at the same time.

No Gym Required/Butt Workout: Pilates Heel Beats

May 15, 2017

This movement is small but surprisingly intense. It strengthens your butt, back, hamstrings and inner thighs.

No Gym Required/Butt Workout: Hip Rotations

May 8, 2017

This unique moves works butt, hips, back and abs.

No Gym Required/Hips: Pilates Hip Circles

May 1, 2017

The best workouts are the ones we actually have time to do. Just lie down on your side for some small, focused hip circles.

No Gym Required/Hip Workout: Side Planks

Apr 24, 2017

It's easy to tone your hips at home and only takes a few minutes.