Ustrasana – The Camel Pose

Ustrasana – The Camel Pose

Ustrasana – The Camel Pose

What is Ustrasana– The Camel Pose?

In Sanskrit ‘Ustra’ means ‘Camel’ and ‘asana’ means ‘Posture’.

Ustrasana Steps

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.

Ustrasana Benefits

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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Setu Bandha Sarvangasana – Bridge Pose

Setu Bandha Sarvangasana – Bridge Pose

Setu Bandha Sarvangasana – Bridge Pose

What is Setu Bandha Sarvangasana – – Bridge Pose?

Its Sanskrit ‘Setu’ means ‘bridge’, ‘Bandha’ means ‘lock’,’Sarva’ means ‘all’, ‘anga’ means ‘limb’ and ‘asana’ means ‘posture’.

Setu Bandha Sarvangasana Steps

1. Lie down on your back in a straight position.

2. Place your hands besides your body and keep your legs straight.

3. Bend your knees in such a manner that your feet touch the ground.

4. The distance between your feet and bottom should be the same as that of between hands and feet.

5. Now raise your body and lift your hips and waist in the upward direction.

6. When you lift your body upwards your chin directly touches the Jalandhara Bandha which again gives you various benefits.

7. Stay in this position for 30 to 45 seconds and then release. Relax now.

Setu Bandha Sarvangasana Benefits

1. It gives a good stretch and massage to your whole body.

2. It helps in reducing fat from your body.

3. It helps in toning the muscles of the thighs.

4. It strengthens the lower back, spine, hips and buttocks.

5. It helps in relieving one from stress and strain.

6. It also helps in enhancing digestion.

7. It cures thyroid problems.

8. It increases lung capacity.

9. It makes your body flexible and removes stiffness from your body.

10. It can be good cure for asthma and hypertension.

Setu Bandha Sarvangasana Dos and Don’ts

In case if you suffer from any kind of neck injury or neck pain then don’t perform this asana. If you suffer from knee injury or upper back pain or lower back pain ten also you are advised not to perform this asana.

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