Marjariasana, also known as the cat stretch is very popular, not only as a part of physiotherapy for back pain but also, in yoga sessions, for stretching and thus lubricating the spine with its forward and backward movement. This one asana is recommended for all kinds of back pain, be it slip disc, sciatica, cervical spondylosis or a stiff back. However, it is crucial that the execution is faultless and flawless. If not so, then the practitioner will not receive the multitude of wholesome benefits linked to its correct performance.

When performed with full awareness, it not only tones up your abdominal region, helps deal with problems associated with the reproductive organ, menstrual disorders, digestive system issue but also works on strength building of the arms and the neck. Further, it releases accumulated stress from the upper back, which is a habitual lifestyle problem.

A regime which includes a minimum of 5 rounds of this asana, with absolute concentration and correct technique, as explained in the video, can bring immediate relief to the problems associated with the two curves of your spine – the lower back and the cervical area. The mobility of these two areas, compared to rest of the inter-vertebral disc, makes it susceptible to all kinds of aches and pains. Proceed to view the video and perform Marjariasana the way it is supposed to be. If you are not able to feel the stretch the way it is explained, leave your questions in the comment in the video. We will get back to you immediately. You can check the complete details of Marjariasana.

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Shammi Gupta, founder of Shammi’s Yogalaya holds an MA in Yoga Shastra, is a certified Yogic Therapist and Naturopath, has completed an Advanced Yoga Course and holds a Diploma in Yoga Education from Mumbai University. She is a certified trainer from American College of Sports Medicine and holds an MBA in HR & MBA in Finance from The University of Akron, Ohio, USA. She conducts Health Awareness Workshops for Corporate, Yogasana Workshops for Athletes and Yoga Therapy Workshops on different medical issues for patients. Among the celebrities Shammi trains are eminent personalities from the film and television industry and corporate world.

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