Camel Pose Procedure – Cautions
Camel pose is a beginners asana which can be practiced at home with out any prior yoga knowledge, but you have to be good at inhaling and exhaling. Camel pose stretches the whole body, especially abdominal area, spine and throat.
Steps in Camel Pose
- Stand on your knees and if required have some padding under the knees so that it does not hurt your knee, even if you practice for long time.
- As you open your chest, raise your hands up, to the side of your body.
- Exhale slowly and grasp your heels with your hands, one at a time.
- Bring the hips forward so that the knees and hips are almost in a line
- Your head should come back and leave the throat open.
- After a while (about five minutes), leave your heels one after the other and slowly come to the knee standing position. While doing so inhale slowly.
Cautions Before Practicing Camel Pose
- People with low or high blood pressure can avoid this pose
- Patients with migraine headache and insomnia should not practice this pose, as it may increase the problems
- People with serious lower back injury or neck injury must not do this pose.
Benefits of Camel Pose
- Therapeutic Applications of this pose include respiratory ailments, fatigue, anxiety, mild backache and menstrual discomfort
- Camel pose anatomically focuses on belly, ankles, groins, spine, thighs, chest, neck and shoulders
Other Benefits of this Pose
- Stretches your entire front part of the body
- Stretches the deep hip flexors (psoas)
- Strengthens all the back muscles
- Improves your posture
- Stimulates the organs of your abdomen region and neck
- It also stimulates the sexual organs