Cat-cow is a traditional yoga pose that is also popular in fitness and strength training. It targets spinal mobility and control of the vertebral column. It can be performed for time or reps as part of a dynamic warm-up or as a mobility or restorative exercise anytime. It can also work as part of a yoga or bodyweight sequence with other poses.
Helps boost thoracic mobility and overall spinal control
Requires no equipment
Can be done by people of all fitness levels
Not physically taxing; can be performed as a restorative exercise
Excellent way to limber up a stiff spine in the morning or before exercise