Camel Pose Ustrasana
Camel Pose Ustrasana Instructions
- Start by kneeling on the floor with your knees hip-width apart and your thighs perpendicular to the floor.
- Place your hands on your hips and draw your tailbone towards your pubic bone to lengthen your lower back.
- Inhale and lift your chest towards the ceiling, arching your back.
- Exhale and reach your hands back towards your heels, keeping your arms straight.
- Press your shins and the tops of your feet into the floor, and lift your thighs towards the ceiling.
- Hold the pose for 5-10 breaths, then release by bringing your hands back to your hips and sitting back on your heels.
Camel Pose Ustrasana Form & Visual
Camel Pose Ustrasana Benefits
- Strengthens abdominal muscles
- Improves core stability
- Increases hip flexor flexibility
- Improves overall balance and coordination
- Can be modified for different fitness levels
Camel Pose Ustrasana Muscles Worked
- Back muscles
- Chest muscles
- Shoulder muscles
Camel Pose Ustrasana Variations & Alternatives
- Camel pose (Ustrasana)
- Half camel pose (Ardha Ustrasana)
- Supported camel pose (Salamba Ustrasana)
- One-legged camel pose (Eka Pada Ustrasana)
- Revolved camel pose (Parivrtta Ustrasana)