This month, we will focus on Cat Pulling its Tail pose as it is a great pose to stimulate energy through the lung meridian; one of the meridians associated with the fall season. As I explained in an earlier blog, fall is the beginning of the yin season. A time to slow down and reflect on life. In addition to stimulating the lung meridian, Cat Pulling its Tail pose is a great pose to stretch the quadriceps without putting too much pressure on the knee. It also decompresses the low back. In the picture at the top of the page*, I am in the first phase of the pose. What you can't see is that the bottom leg is bent at the knee and I am holding the foot behind me. To stimulate the lunge meridian more intensely, recline back so your shoulders are on the floor while still holding the back foot.
*Photo courtesy of Jen Riedel Photography.