Prenatal Yoga Cat & Cow Stretch for a Pregnancy Workout

Learn the cat and cow stretch for prenatal yoga from fitness expert Cait Morth in this Howcast workout video.

We’re going to take you through how to do cat and cow yoga poses. Vicki is going to come on to her hands and knees. Knees will be about hip distance apart. Hands about shoulder distance apart. Spread your fingers nice and wide. Good. As you inhale roll your shoulders back, lift your chest and head, let you belly drop into the cow pose. As you exhale round the spine towards the sky, drop the head into your chest into cat pose. Breathe in rolling the shoulders back, lifting the chest, dropping the belly. Then exhale, chin to chest for your cat. Good. Vicki will continue on her own breath moving through cat and cow. In cat she’s allowing her shoulder blades to separate off the back and breathing into the lower back to let it stretch. As you come into cow chest opens wide you can stretch out the front of the shoulders a little bit. There’s also a lovely variation to do as well here where you can take your spine and kind of roll it round and make little barrels with it. It can go side to side, it can go up and down, and it can even go back and forth a little. It’s about finding the part in your spine that maybe feels a little tight , a little spot in your back that maybe feels a little right as well. So you can do this pose whenever you feel a little tight in your back. Whenever you want to open it up and just follow your breath with whatever you do here and your spine will be nice and happy.