I love cat pose, I love dog pose. Mind you, I love cats and dogs full stop, but let's talk about cat pose. Marjaryasana is it's full sanskrit name. For me, in cat, I move from the base; from the tailbone (or root). The releasing down of the tail allows a wave to move up and through the spine, bringing you into cat pose, without force or pushing. Cat pose creates length into the spine and massages the belly. Invite the shoulders to release forwards and let the breath move as it wants to.
Named cat because the posture is like an angry cat, I've been known to teach my friends "be an angry cat like Denzel" - Denzel was my 3 legged black rescue cat, who was particularly angry, and particularly loveable because of it. An ex stray who stole hearts - and anything you weren't watching on a dinner plate. So this post is in memory to Denzel, who passed on yesterday. Thank you for finding us.
"That which is non-existent can never come into being, that which is can never cease to be"