I decided that my yoga practice is all about cat and cow. But first I needed to learn which one breathes in (cow) and presses down, wide and out and which one breathes out (cat) and presses up, wide and out. Believe me, I kept getting mixed up. Today I feel this movement pattern as I flow between upward dog and downward dog. I use cat and cow to get deeper into a twist, whether I am standing or lying down. The only way I can fold into any kind of pigeon is to bring along my friends cat and cow. And, cat and cow help me find my favorite child’s pose. I’ve gotten so into cat and cow that I’ve been known to kind of purr and moo while doing them.