Mindfully move and breathe your way to less stress with this short tutorial for cat cow pose, led by Shari Friedrichsen. Experience how the smooth, gentle flow of breath-aligned movement in this pose stimulates the vagus nerve and subsequently allows the central stress response system to activate—signaling to the body and mind that it is time to rest, relax, and de-stress. Whether done as a stand-alone practice or incorporated into your daily asana sequence, cat cow is sure to soothe and nourish your whole being.

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