Balancing cat

3. As you inhale, raise your left arm and right leg to a comfortable height as Figure 8-2 illustrates.

4. Stay in Step 3 for 6 to 8 breaths and then repeat Steps 1 through 3 with opposite pairs (right arm and left leg).

This posture is a variation of cakravakasana (pronounced chuk-rah-vahk-ah-sah-nah). The cakravaka is a particular kind of goose, which in India's traditional poetry is often used to convey "love bird." Apparently, when these birds have paired up and then are separated, their heartache causes them to call to each other.

Figure 8-2:

Extend your arm and leg fully on the ground before you lift them up.

Figure 8-2:

Extend your arm and leg fully on the ground before you lift them up.

Balancing Cat Yoga
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Unite Mind Body Spirit With Yoga

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