Hi Michelle F! Thanks so much for sharing your experience and for practicing with me here on Yoga Anytime. I love that intention as well—thank you for the reminder to tune into that more. Wishing you a light-filled 2023!
It feels good. Do you know why doing spine extension (cat/cow, camel) triggers coughing particularly when you recover from a cold? I'm curious about the fists under the chin gesture at the beginning. Is it to promote a greater expansion of the ribcage as the elbows are going up? Thank you in advance for your answer.
Thanks, Sarah, for this beautiful practice! I needed it- I have problem with coughing during the last ten days and I hope that this practice will help me with that. I wish you a happy and healthy new year 2023! Namaste! 💖
Hi Lina S! Thanks for your great questions and inquiries on the practice. I am not sure physiologically why cat/cow would trigger coughing other than, specifically when you come forward into cow, it does open up the throat area and the chest and may elicit that response. In terms of the hands under the chin, yes, I do feel it opening both the throat area and the feel an expansion in my ribcage. How about you? Hope this helps answer your questions! Warmly, Sarah