Half Camel Pose

Ardha 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 at shoulder height.
  • Twist to the right and reach the right hand to hold the right heel.
  • Simultaneously, stretch the left arm in front of the head so that the hand is at eyebrow level.
  • Gaze towards the left hand.
  • Push the hips forward and keep the thighs vertical.
  • Hold for a few seconds then engage the core muscles and gracefully exit by reversing the movements.
  • Lower the arms to the sides of the body and repeat to the left.
  • Practice up to 5 rounds.

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