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Camel Pose (Ushtrasana)

Ushtrasana is an Indian translation for Camel pose. You can learn this asana as below:


Routine Benefits
Breathing Pattern Consciousness


  • Get in the Vajrasana pose.

  • Close the eyes and contemplate about the practice.

  • Open the eyes and stand up on the knees maintaining equal distance between them.

  • Keep the upper torso straight and stand still.

  • Inhale slowly and bend the torso backwards.

  • Remain conscious towards the body balance.

  • Bring the right hand from the back and place it over the right heel.

  • Similarly place the left hand over the left heel.

  • Allow the neck to move backwards.

  • Realize the strain over abdomen.

  • Feel the body weight over the arms and thighs.

  • Hold yourself in this position as long as you feel comfortable.

  • Slowly straighten the neck and then the upper torso.

  • Get back in the Vajrasana pose.

  • Place both the hands over the knees.

  • Keep the eyes closed and concentrate over the breathing.

Breathing Patterns:

  • Breathe normally and with ease during the entire practice.


  • Physical - on the abdomen, neck, spinal chord and both the shoulder.

  • Spiritual - on Svadhishthan and Vishudhi Chakra.


  • Beneficial for the digestive and reproductive systems.

  • Stretches the stomach and intestines.

  • Alleviates constipation.

  • Backward bends loosens up the vertebrae and stimulates the spinal nerves.

  • Relives backache, lumbago, rounded back and drooping shoulder.

  • Fully stretches the neck front.

  • Regulates the thyroid gland.


  • High blood pressure.

  • Heart ailments.

  • Severe back problems.

  • Abdominal surgery.

  • 2nd and 3rd trimester of pregnancy.

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Techniques adapted from Asana, Pranayama, Mudra, Bandha by Swami
Satyananda published by Yoga Publications Trust, Munger, Bihar.


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