Okay, so the names kind of sound strange, right? Cow? Cat? These are aptly named because they look like positions that are typical to these two animals. You'll see as we go on.
The cow pose is really great for the shoulders, neck, and lower back. Here are a few points to note:
The cat pose is like the opposite of the cow pose. You know how in cartoons, the cat's back rounds up when it is in shock? That's what we're going for. It really focuses on your core and lower back.