Camel Pose (Ustrasana)

Camel Pose (Ustrasana)

Camel pose right and wrong

EFFECT: Opens the chest, energizing.

PROPS: Block.

GAZE: Tip of your nose

PRECEDING POSES: Cobra, Up Dog, Half Forward Fold

COUNTERPOSES: Child’s pose, Seated Forward Fold

PRECAUTIONS: If you have any lower back issues, keep this back bend smaller by maintaining your hands on your sacrum.

STEPS:

1. Kneel on your shins, toes tucked under and behind you. Place your hands on the back of your pelvis; your fingers can point up or down. Draw your elbows toward each other so they point straight back.

2. Press your thighs forward with glutes relaxed as you imagine going up and over a beach ball with your upper spine.

3. Bring your hands to your heels. Keep pressing the chest up and thighs forward.

TIP: If it is difficult to reach your heels, try placing a block on top of them and reach for that instead

How to perform Camel Pose (Ustrasana) #yoga #yogapose #thefitjoy

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