If you've ever taken a yoga class, you've probably been instructed to stretch your spine by alternating between cat and cow poses. The moves are great for stretching your torso and neck and giving your back a slight massage, but if you'd like to get the most out of them, watch yoga teacher Jules Mitchell demonstrate a few common mistakes people make as they flow through these exercises.
Since yoga poses poses build off of one another, the flow from cat and cow is important! But as Mitchell points out, they aren't always instructed well. When you learn to do these two moves properly, you'll reap the benefits of the stretch and feel a difference in the poses that follow throughout your class. Watch Mitchell's adjustments above, then try to be conscious of the changes to make in your next class. Namaste!