Cat and cow pose
Clockwise from upper left corner: Start in child’s pose with knees bent, arms outstretched in front of you and your head on the mat. Slowly rise on hands and knees into a tabletop position. Inhale, lift your chest and look skyward, curving your spine. Then exhale and arch your spine like a cat, dropping your head down and looking toward your navel. Do three to five repetitions, curving and arching your back, then return to child’s pose.
Clockwise from upper left corner: From child’s pose, rise onto your hands and knees into a tabletop position. Push your pelvis toward the floor, lifting your chest and supporting yourself with your arms, and extend your legs behind you. For a more advanced pose, lift your thighs off the floor by pressing your weight onto your feet for support. Look up to the ceiling and stay in this position for a few breaths. Return to all fours, then to child’s pose to rest.
Clockwise from upper left corner: From child’s pose, rise onto your hands and knees into a tabletop position. With arms locked, lift your hips toward the ceiling, keeping knees slightly bent, with your weight on the balls of your feet. For a more advanced pose, straighten your legs and stretch your heels toward the floor. Return to child’s pose.