How to Arch Your Back Like a Cat
Arching your back like a cat is a great way to stretch and strengthen your core muscles. It can also help improve your posture and reduce back pain. Here are some tips on how to arch your back like a cat:
1. Start in a Tabletop Position
Begin by getting into a tabletop position on the floor. Place your hands and knees on the ground, making sure that your wrists are directly under your shoulders and your knees are directly under your hips. Keep your spine neutral and make sure that you’re not arching or rounding it.
2. Inhale and Lift Your Chest
As you inhale, lift your chest up towards the ceiling while keeping your arms straight. Make sure that you’re engaging your core muscles as you do this. You should feel a gentle stretch in your abdomen.
3. Exhale and Round Your Back
As you exhale, round your back like a cat stretching out its spine. Make sure that you’re still engaging your core muscles as you do this. You should feel a gentle stretch in your lower back.
4. Hold for 5-10 Seconds
Hold this position for 5-10 seconds before slowly returning to the starting position. Repeat this exercise 10-15 times for best results.