Ustrasana – The Camel Pose
What is Ustrasana– The Camel Pose?
In Sanskrit ‘Ustra’ means ‘Camel’ and ‘asana’ means ‘Posture’.
1. Kneel down on the floor. Your knees, hips and thighs should be perpendicular to the floor.
2. Move your thighs inwards.
3. Place your palms on your buttocks and fingers pointing towards the floor.
4. Try to bring the chest in the upward direction and lower your arms a little thus trying to bend your body backwards.
5. Try to place your hands on the floor with your palms touching the floor.
6. Rest the front side of your feet on the floor and balance your body on the palms and feet.
7. Try to balance your body in this position.
8. Now lift up your hands and try to catch your feet with your fingers.
9. Inhale and exhale deeply and properly.
10. Remain in this position for about 15-30 seconds and then release.
1. This asana gives you flexibility.
2. It stretches your arms, shoulders, spine, abdomen, groin, thighs, knees, calf muscles and your hips.
3. It helps in strengthening the back muscles.
4. It massages and stimulates the abdominal organs and even keeps you away from back pain issues.
5. It improves blood circulation in head and heart.
6. It also stimulates the thyroid gland, thus keeps the thyroid related issues at bay.
Ustrasana Dos and Don’ts
Those who suffer from knee injury or knee pain are not allowed to do this asana. People suffering from high or low blood pressure are also advised not to do this asana. People suffering from insomnia and migraine should avoid this asana. If you have lower back pain then also you should avoid this asana.
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