Camel Pose (Ustrasana) – Learn How To Practice This Asana In 3 Easy Steps | Yoga With Nutan



CAMEL POSE

Sanskrit Name – Ustrasana

Sanskrit Name Meaning – Ustra - Camel, Asana - Pose

Type of Asana – Back Bend Yoga Pose

Target Areas – Core


WHAT IS CAMEL POSE (USTRASANA)?


Camel Pose (Ustrasana) is an energising back bend yoga pose that opens your chest, activates your core muscles, counteracts slouching and relieves lower back pain.


DO NOT PRACTICE CAMEL POSE (USTRASANA) IF:

  1. You have a back injury

  2. You’ve recently had surgery


BENEFITS OF CAMEL POSE (USTRASANA)

  1. Increases confidence and stimulates mental clarity

  2. Improves posture, counteracts slouching and relieves lower back pain

  3. Relieves feelings of stress and anxiety

  4. Strengthens your back, thighs and buttocks

  5. Stretches your chest, hips, shoulders and thighs


HOW TO PRACTICE CAMEL POSE (USTRASANA) IN 3 EASY STEPS

  1. Kneel down on both knees with your legs hip width apart. Stack your hips over your knees and squeeze your thighs together.

  2. Lift your sternum, open your chest, keep your shoulders back as you reach your hands down to your heels.

  3. Press into your heels and make sure you’re lifting though your sternum. Stay in this pose for as long as is comfortable. Use our core to lift out of it, place your hands on your lower back as you slowly come up to your knees.


CAMEL POSE (USTRASANA) VARIATION – HANDS ON LOWER BACK


Get into Camel Pose and place both hands on your lower back. Gently arch your back and keep your chest open, forward and up.


PREPARATORY POSES


Cobra Pose - Bhujangasana


Locust Pose - Salabhasana


Low Lunge - Anjaneyasana


Bridge Pose – Setu Bandha Sarvangasana


Upward-Facing Dog Pose – Urdhva Mukha Shvanasana


FOLLOW UP POSES


Child’s Pose – Balasana


Ananda Balasana – Happy Child’s Pose


Paschimottanasana – Seated Forward Bend



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