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Ushtrasana (Camel Pose)


(oosh-TRAHS-ah-nuh)

Level:

  • Intermediate

Chakra:

Benefits: The is a wonderful stretching pose - as your throat, chest, abdomen, groin, hips, thighs, and calves are stretched, your back is strengthened. 

How it's done:

  • Start in a kneeling position with a pad, towel, or blanket under your knees if they are sensitive. 
  • Place your hands on your back, on either side of your spine. 
  • Bend back- stretching your chest, abdomen, and thighs as if they were pressing against an invisible wall in front of you. 
  • You may either tuck your toes or lay the tops of your feet flat against the floor
  • Reach down with both hands to your feet, keeping your elbows tucked in.
  • Reach high with your chest, let your head find a nice neutral position. 
  • Follow this pose with Baby Pose to soothe your back. 

Learn Free Yoga demonstrates this pose in an easy to understand, and soothing manner. 

 

 

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