Dani Lieberman

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Ustrasana - Camel Pose

 

 Camel Pose is one of the nicest heart openers in the entire yoga practice. It's named after a camel since our bodies resemble a hump while in it. When practiced properly, you’ll feel a stretch across your entire front side. This accessible backbend, strengthens and builds flexibility in the back while opening the front of the body. The goal is to connect the palms of your hands with your feet while keeping your hips stacked over your knees. If you can't reach your feet yet, place your hands on your hips. Please know that any rotational movements while extending the spine, especially if unplanned, can result in injury, so focus on symmetry. Make sure to take care releasing this posture, and come out as you came in. To keep an activation of the legs, feel free to use a block between the knees, which will prevent them from floating apart