Camel

Ushtrasana

  • Sit in Thunderbolt pose (Vajrasana).
  • Stand up on the knees and separate the knees slightly apart so that they are in line with the hips.
  • Keep the feet flat behind the knees.
  • Stretch the arms out to the sides, shoulder height.
  • Lean backward, slowly reaching the right hand to the right heel and the left hand to the left heel.
  • Push the hips forward and the thighs vertical.
  • Actively lift the chest and bend the spine backward.
  • Carefully release the head to a relaxed position.
  • Push the palms down and use the arms to anchor the shoulder blades onto the back.
  • Remain in the position for as long as comfortable then engage the core muscles and gracefully exit, by reversing the movements.
  • Practice up to 3 rounds. Or hold the position for up to 3 minutes.

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