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Camel Pose

Angle-Based Images: Camel Pose Video
Angle-Based Images: Camel Pose Video
Angle-Based Images: Camel Pose Video
Angle-Based Images: Camel Pose Video
Angle-Based Images: Camel Pose Video
Camel Pose: Step 1
Step 1 Begin in a high kneeling position with your hips over your knees and your weight supported by your shins and the tops of your feet.
Camel Pose: Step 2
Step 2 Place your palms on your sacrum—fingers face up or down, whichever feels better, tailbone reaching down—and draw your elbows in to one another so that they aren't winging out.
Camel Pose: Step 3
Step 3 Keeping your thighs rotated inward, pull your shoulder blades towards one another and down your back. Look to the ceiling as you lift your chest upward.
Camel Pose: Step 4
Step 4 Release your hands to your heels and arch your spine.
Camel Pose: Step 5
Step 5 Tip your head back to keep the whole spine in extension if that is appropriate for your neck. Breathe here for at least three deep breaths.

Progressions & Variations

Tips

Not recommended for those suffering from high or low blood pressure, migraines, or neck or back maladies.

Benefits

Opens back, chest, hips, spine, abdominals, and throat. Energizes and Is alleged to stimulate abdominal organs, relieves stress. Is said to alleviate respiratory ailments.

Modifications

To make this easier, tuck your toes under and raise your heels.

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