Sunday, October 9, 2011

Ushtrasan (Camel Pose)

  • Come into Vajrasan.
  • With the support of your hands, stand on the knees with the ankles joined together.
  • Place your palms on the waist, stretching both, the thighs ribs portion.
  • As you inhale (Radhey), recline slowly backward and place the right palm over the right heel, and the left palm over the left heel.
  • Make sure your thighs stay vertical and that the upper trunk is pushed toward the thighs and the hips.
  • With normal breathing, remain in this position for 15-20 seconds.
  • Exhaling (Krishna), come back to the centre; simultaneously, release your hands one by one and place them on the waist.
  • This completes one round; repeat it for two rounds.   
  • Finally, come back to Vajrasan and then to Shithil Dandasan and relax.
  • On the physical movements along with breaths synchronized with them
  • On the stretch of the arms, shoulders, trunk, buttocks, and the thighs
  • On feeling the presence of “Radhey Krishna” with your each breath
  • Ushtrasan is good for those with drooping shoulders and hunched backs. 
  • It also tones up the spine and keeps the brain active by increasing blood circulation to       the head.
  • Contraindications
  • People suffering from hernia, acute hypertension, and lower back pain should be careful while doing this asan.

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