Now that the new year has arrived we wanted to showcase a pose to begin the year with an open heart. Ustrasana aka Camel pose is our pose of the month. Here is Lara in a variation of that pose. Benefits of this pose includes.
Strengthening of the arms and shoulders
- Relieves mild pain in the back
- Expands the rib cage
- Improves blood circulation to brain
- Respiratory ailments
- Mild pain in the back
- Anxiety and fatigue
- Menstrual discomfort
This pose is not for those suffering from high blood pressure or migraines.
- Patients suffering from insomnia should also avoid this yoga pose.
- This pose can cause serious back and neck injuries, so guidance from an experienced instructor is recommended.
One thing to keep in mind in this pose is as you reach back avoid dumping into the lumbar spine by lifting up your chest as you reach back. Be sure to keep your hips in line with your knees. If you have trouble with this place your hips up against the wall to keep them in line with your knees.