Ustrasana / The Camel Posture is a backbend yoga posture. This pose is performed by standing on a knee on the floor as shown in the picture, to perform this posture, sit in vajrasana position and slowly raise your upper body and stand on your knee, slowly bend backward with the support of your hand on heels. Keeping your hand on feet/heels to avoid any collapsing situation while bending backward. Ustrasana benefits back, neck muscles.
If you are new to perform camel posture, don’t rush to touch the heel, instead keep your palm on your back and slowly bend backward. Gradually with regular practice, you can attempt to touch the heel while doing a backward bend. While performing this posture keep breathing slowly, don’t stop breathing. Observe your body backward bend in the curve position while in the position. Be in the position for about 3-5 deep breaths.
This asana/posture is useful for keeping the spinal code erect and supple. Any back or neck issues are eliminated. It improves the functioning of all the nerve systems, nadis, and muscles near the spinal code, particularly in the lower back. It is especially beneficial for pregnant women.
Benefits of Ustrasana:
- Stretches the front body.
- Expands chest and ribcage.
- Strengthens the back of the body.
- Eliminates disorders of neck and back.