Stretch Break! Cat/Cow Back Stretch

In this week’s Stretch Break! I guide you through a common, simple yet effective stretch for the back and shoulders called Cat/Cow.  Note: This is NOT a desk stretch! You will need a little floor space.   This stretch is great in the morning to wake up the spine after a night’s sleep or to get the spine moving again after a long day.  Always remember to breathe and take it at your own pace.

Moving forward the Stretch Break! will include stretches for the morning, evening, after a workout or that you can easily do at your desk or at work. The goal is to make it easy for you to relieve tension during the day, stretch out tight muscles, “relax” for a minute or two and take care of your body.

As always, these are informational videos, designed for the average healthy adult. Always consult your physician before starting this or any other movement based exercise.

Stretching, moving the body and relieving muscle tension is feel good living.

Enjoy. (Still working on the podcast/iTunes availability. Will let you know when available!)

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3 Comments:

  • http://evolvingwellness.com Evita

    Hi Stacey

    What a coincidence, I just did these this morning (haven’t done them in a while) and I remembered how great this sequence feels!

    Great video too!

    • http://staceyshipman.com Stacey Shipman

      Evita :-) Too funny. It does feel good on the body. Thanks!

  • http://www.workhappynow.com Karl Staib – Work Happy Now

    I actually used to dislike Cat/Cow. I thought it was boring. Then as I’ve developed my Yoga powers I’ve grown to love this pose. It actually has a lot of hidden beauty within it’s simplicity.

    Thanks for sharing!

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