Camel Pose

Camel Pose


This exercise involves kneeling on the ground and then leaning back to place your hands on your heels, creating a curve in your spine. It is a yoga pose that stretches the front of the body and strengthens the back muscles.

Muscle Group

Equipment Required

Camel Pose Instructions

  1. Start by kneeling on the floor with your knees hip-width apart and your hands on your hips.
  2. As you inhale, lift your chest and lengthen your spine.
  3. As you exhale, begin to lean back, keeping your hands on your hips for support.
  4. Continue to lean back until you feel a stretch in your thighs and hips.
  5. If you feel comfortable, you can reach back and place your hands on your heels.
  6. Hold the pose for 5-10 breaths, then release and come back to a kneeling position.

Camel Pose Form & Visual

Camel Pose

Camel Pose Benefits

  • Stretches the front of the body, including the chest, abdomen, and quadriceps
  • Strengthens the back muscles, including the lower back and glutes
  • Improves posture and spinal flexibility
  • Stimulates the digestive system and helps relieve constipation
  • Opens up the throat and improves respiratory function
  • Can help alleviate mild anxiety and fatigue

Camel Pose Muscles Worked

  • Abdominal muscles
  • Back muscles
  • Neck muscles
  • Hip flexors
  • Quadriceps

Camel Pose Variations & Alternatives

  • Half Camel Pose
  • One-Legged Camel Pose
  • Reverse Camel Pose
  • Camel Plank Pose
  • Camel Twist Pose