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Camel Pose

What is Camel Pose?

Camel Pose is a heart-opening backbend that stretches the chest and extends the shoulder joints. Perform this advanced pose near the end of a yoga practice when muscles are warmed up and limber.

You may do Camel Pose in these types of classes:

How do you do Camel Pose?

  • Step 1

    Kneel on the floor with your knees and ankles hip-width apart. Place your hands on your lower back with your fingers pointing downwards. Keep your hips over your knees and press your shoulder blades toward each other.

  • Step 2

    Draw your lower belly in and slightly lengthen your tailbone downward, firming your thigh muscles. Press your hips forward and lift your sternum as you draw your elbows toward each other.

  • Step 3

    Without twisting your spine, release your hands toward your heels. Make sure your core and thighs stay engaged and keep your chin tucked. Continue to lift from your sternum and gently lower your head back, gazing upward.

How do you modify Camel Pose?

  • Camel Pose for Prenatal

  • Camel Pose for Beginners

  • Advanced Camel Pose

  • Camel Pose for Weak Knees

  • Camel Pose for Weak Shoulders

  • Camel Pose for Tight Hips

What are the benefits of Camel Pose?

  • Full Body Stretch

  • Back Stretch

  • Chest Stretch

Expert opinion

Strong backbends like Camel Pose give us an opportunity to recognize our fears.

To stay safe on the pose, we must remain present, steady and stable. As we learn to focus on our breath in the pose, we move to a place of greater clarity, allowing us to feel confident and invigorated.

Jackie Alexander,Humming Puppy in Melbourne

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