Ushtrasana or the camel pose is a backbend which also opens the heart centre. Ushtrasana is like a camel travelling through the Sahara, requiring stamina, endurance, and a commitment to inner awareness.
This asana improves the blood circulation in the abdominal region. Thus, improves the digestion. Also, the pose strengthens the lower back while opening the heart center. Therefore, Ushtrasana helps us physically and emotionally!!
The camel pose stimulates the Manipura Chakra which allows us to have control over our thoughts and emotional responses, set healthy boundaries, and be at peace with ourselves. Its physical association is with digestive function.
Extend your hip forward.
Avoid in case of spine, shoulder or neck injury. For sensitive knees, place extra padding.
Our yoga instructor often banters that, the girls should marry a guy who can hold this backbend for 15-20 seconds. As a flexible spines reflects openness to learning new things, being more adjusting and more harmony in relationships!! No wonder our studio has a lot of singles… LOL
Humour is food for our soul and Ushtrasana is food for the spine.
Total Yoga is a balanced style of Yoga that focuses on Fitness training and Mindfulness practice equally.