YWIPratapana in Cat & CowSix movements of the spine in cat and cow. Simple and effective it's my go to yoga on travel days.


The spine is your body’s central support structure. It keeps you upright and connects the different parts of your skeleton to each other, such as the head, chest, pelvis, shoulders, arms and legs. Although the spine is made up of a chain of bones, it is flexible due to elastic ligaments and spinal disks.

You’re as young as your spine is flexible.

The health and flexibility of the spine is so important especially the more time passes in your life. Slow down and enjoy this simple and easy flow that moves your spine in all six directions – flexion, extension, lateral bending (to the left and right), and twisting to the left and right. When combined together in a succession the six movements of the spine are referred to as pratapana in the ancient language of Sanskrit. Pratapana is NOT a yoga pose, rather it’s a warm up for the spine. I enjoy this quick flow any time I travel because I can literally fit it in anywhere anytime.

Over to you!