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 POSE OF THE MONTH

 

Ustrasasana

( Camel Pose )

Kneel on the floor with knees hip width and thighs perpendicular to the floor. Press your shins and the tops of your feet firmly into floor.

Rest your hands on the back of your pelvis, bases of the palms on the tops of the buttocks, fingers pointing down. Use your hands to spread the back pelvis and lengthen it down through your tail bone. Inhale and lift your heart by pressing the shoulder blades against your back ribs.

Now lean back against the firmness of the tail bone and shoulder blades. For the time being keep your head up, chin near the sternum, and your hands on the pelvis. Beginners can stay in this pose. If you wish to explore further, try touching one hand at a time on the same-side foot. If this compresses your lower back, tuck your toes under and elevate your heels.

Release the front ribs and lift the front of the pelvis up, toward the ribs. Then lift the lower back ribs away from the pelvis to keep the lower spine as long as possible. Press your palms firmly against your soles (or heels), with the bases of the palms on the heels and the fingers pointing toward the toes. Turn your arms outwardly so the elbow creases face forward, without squeezing the shoulder blades together. You can keep your neck in a relatively neutral position, or drop your head back. Take care not to strain your neck and harden your throat.

If you would like a deeper stretch, raise one arm beside your ear while holding your heel with the other. Hold for two deep breaths and switch arms.

Stay in this pose anywhere from 30 seconds to a minute. To exit, bring your hands onto the hips. Inhale and lift the head and torso up by pushing the hip points down, toward the floor. If your head is back, lead with your heart to come up, not by jutting the chin toward the ceiling. Rest in Child’s Pose for a few breaths.

 

Benefits

Reduces fat on thighs

Opens up the hips

Stretches and strengthens the shoulders and back

Expands the abdominal region, which improves digestion and elimination

Improves posture

Opens the chest, which improves respiration

Loosens up the vertebrae

Relieves lower back pain

Helps to heal and balance the chakras

Strengthens thighs and arms

Improves flexibility

Relieves menstrual cramps

Stretches the ankles, thighs, groin, abdomen, chest, and throat

Cures constipation

Tones the abdomen, pelvis, and neck

Complements overall health and well-being

Improve the digestive, respiratory, endocrine, lymphatic, skeletal, and circulatory systems

Precautions

Avoid this asana if you suffer from

* High or low blood pressure

* Migraine

* Insomnia

* Serious low back or neck injury