Yoga Pose: Balancing the Cat (Utthita Cakravākāsana)

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  • Balancing the Cat

  • Utthita Cakravākāsana

  • utthita = extended
  • cakravāka = ruddy goose
  • āsana = posture
  • Category:
    Arm and Leg Support / Balancing
  • Difficulty:
    Intermediate
  • Description:

    From Box (Cakravākāsana), extend one foot towards the back, knee is straight, hips squared to the floor. Slowly extend the opposite arm forward, keep the hand and neck in line with the spine.

  • Benefits:

    Stretches the extended leg and arm. Strengthens the hips and shoulders. Improves flexibility and balance.