Camel Pose, Ushtrasana Yoga Pose Benefits and Steps

Camel Pose, Ushtrasana Yoga Pose Benefits and StepsUshtrasana pose known as camel pose. In Sanskrit ‘ushtra‘ means ‘Camel’. The body looks like the shape of camel so it is called as Ushtrasana. Specially good for a back problem, relaxing mind, blood circulation, respiratory system, endocrine and nervous system.

Steps for Ushtrasana yoga pose (Camel pose)

  1. Sit on knees and bend backwards.
  2. Hold right ankles or heel with right hand and left ankle or heel with left hand.
  3. Now bend your neck and head backwards as much as you can and push waist area slightly forward.
  4. Breathing should be normal for 6 to 10 seconds in this position.
  5. After 6 to 10 seconds return to the first position by bending forward.  Release your hands from heels. This is your one round of Ushtra Asana. Repeat this for some more rounds.

Benefits for Ushtrasana yoga pose (Camel pose)

  1. Helps to increase chest size and lungs capacity.
  2. Brings flexibility in chest, abdomen and neck.
  3. Stimulates abdomen organs.
  4. Improve the function of the respiratory system. Beneficial for Asthma patient.
  5. Activate whole respiratory organs and nerves.
  6. Cures problems related to Neck, Shoulders and back.
  7. Cures Vata, Pitta  and kapha dosha.
  8. Strengthens the back muscles.
  9. Stimulate thyroid gland.
  10. Releases back pain.
  11. Increases blood circulation to brain.
  12. Helps to improve Posture.
  13. Reduce the fats on the stomach.
  14. Improve digestion.

Precautions for Ushtrasana (camel) yoga pose

  1. Those having problems related to neck, knee and back injury should not perform this asana.
  2. Lower back pain patients should avoid this asana.
  3. Person suffering from high or low blood pressure and migraine should avoid this asana.
  4. Insomnia (Sleeping disorder) patient should avoid.
  5. Practice under expert guidance. Because this pose may cause back pain or neck injuries.
  6. Consult a doctor before practicing yogasana to find the root cause of your problem.

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