The Sanskrit name of the Cat Pose, Marjaiasana, comes from marjay meaning cat and asana meaning posture. The name of the Cow Pose, Bitilasana, comes from bitil meaning cow and asana meaning posture. Both the Cat and Cow poses stretch the lower spine, hips, back and core muscles.A
Instructions for Cat-Cow Stretch - Yoga for Martial Arts Flexibility
This page provides details for the Cat-Cow Stretch. This Yoga stretch is used by martial arts students in order to loosen their back, spine, stomach, etc. This will help your upper body flexibility and thus will help your grapplingand punching power.