How To Do The Ustrasana And What Are Its Benefits
Ustrasana, Ushtrasana, or Camel Pose is an asana. Sanskrit: उष्ट्रासन; Ustra – Camel, Asana – Pose; Pronounced As oos-TRAHS-anna.
This asana is an amazing back bend. It must be practiced in the morning along with other yoga asanas. But if you can’t manage time for a workout in the morning, an evening yoga routine will also work wonders for you.
This asana must be practiced when your stomach and bowels are empty. Make sure you have had your meals at least four to six hours before your practice.
How To Do The Ustrasana
1. Begin the asana by kneeling on your mat and placing your hands on your hips.
2. You must ensure that your knees and shoulders are in the same line, and the soles of your feet are facing the ceiling.
3. Inhale, and draw your tailbone in towards your pubis. You must feel the pull at the navel.
4. While you are doing that, arch your back. Gently slide your palms over your feet and straighten your arms.
5. Keep your neck in a neutral position. It should not be strained.
6. Hold the position for about 30 to 60 seconds before you release the pose.
Precautions And Contraindications
It is best to practice this asana under the supervision of a yoga instructor. If you have a back or neck injury, or if you are suffering from either low or high blood pressure, it is best to avoid this asana. Those who suffer from insomnia or migraines must avoid this asana.
The Benefits Of Ustrasana (Camel Pose)
1. This asana helps improve digestion as it massages the internal organs.
2. It opens up the chest and frontal portions of the torso.
3. It strengthens the back and the shoulders.
4. It helps alleviate pain in the lower back.
5. It makes the spine more flexible and also helps in the betterment of your posture.
6. It relieves menstrual discomfort.
The Science Behind The Ustrasana
This asana is an amazing stretch. It works towards opening up the front of your body while also opening your pectoral muscles and hip flexors. It also tones the limbs, thighs, chest, and abdomen. So, basically, the entire frontal region and the sides of our bodies get involved in this asana.
It also slowly, but surely, works on the circulatory, respiratory, lymphatic, skeletal, endocrine, and digestive systems in the body. Whether you are suffering from diabetes, asthma, thyroid, parathyroid, spondylitis, or bronchitis, this asana works as therapy on all of them. Doctors also recommend this asana to people who are obese or have issues with the kidneys or reproductive systems. It is also said to heal colitis, constipation, and dyspepsia.
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