Flowing from the ﬂexion of Cat to the
extension of Cow as you breathe deeply in
and out improves your mind–body connection,
as well as your sense of body awareness.
We often think of the brain as controlling
our muscles. This is true: those motor
signals tell your muscles what to do.
However, your nervous system is a two-way
conversation. Your body sends tons of
sensory signals to your brain. Yoga improves
the mind–body connection by encouraging
you to listen to your body.
Middle ﬁnger is
Ankles and feet
are relaxed (in
When your spine exes, the
front of your body engages while
the back of your body stretches.
When your spine extends, going
into a backbend, the back of
your body engages while the
front of your body stretches.
Your spinal extensors are the
main players in this extension.
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