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Ustrasana – Camel Pose

Ustrasana, or camel pose, is an intermediate level position that aims to stretch your abdomen, thighs, thorax, ankles, quadriceps, psoas major, throat, groin and the entire front of your body.

 

The health benefits associated with the ustasana pose includes improving your digestive function and relieving your lower back ache. It achieves this by strengthening the muscles associated with the front of your body, your pelvis, shoulders and your back. Regular use of the ustrasana pose can lead to improved flexibility of the spine and posture and even help overcome menstrual discomfort.

 

However, if you have recently suffered from any back or neck injury or have a history of high or low blood pressure then you should always consult a doctor before attempting the position. If possible, always arrange to learn this position under the supervision of an experienced teacher.

 

Instructions for Ustrasana
  • Kneel on the floor with your knees hip width and thighs perpendicular to the floor
  • Rotate your thighs inward slightly, narrow your hip points, and firm but don’t harden your buttocks
  • Imagine that you’re drawing your sitting bones up, into your torso

 

Required Preparatory Poses 

 

Follow-Up Poses Include:

 

Synonyms of Ustrasana: Ushtrasana
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