August Pose of the Month ~ Ustrasana ~ Camel Pose

ustrasana camel pose

  • Come into child’s pose, Balasana, elonging the spine and breathing deeply relaxing the belly and releasing low back.
  • Move onto knees, with blanket under knees if necessary. Curl the toes under or point feet straight back which will deepen the the mid-back bend.
  • Knees are hip distance wide with hands on hips gently assisting the tailbone down.
  • Hips are forward with leverage of lifting the sternum. This will create a feeling of lifting the heart center, expanding the lungs and chest.
  • Rooting down through the legs and feet, gently press hips forward as the tailbone continues reaching downward.
  • Staying here or options of hands to heels, ankles or blocks.
  • Please pay attention to lower back and neck. There should not be any pain or discomfort in these areas.
  • Breathe in and breathe out for 5-10 breaths.
  • Counter pose with Balasana, and/or gentle twists to release.
  • It is beneficial to do three is a series but not necessary to fully open into the posture.

Enjoy Ustrasana

Open Heart ~ Open Mind

Namaste

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