''Open your heart'' with Camel Pose-Ustrasana

Updated: Jan 7, 2019

A posture with plenty of benefits

Ustrasana Camel Pose Open Heart Yoga Asana Osom Open State of Mind

Camels can serve as incredibly skilled guides in our life. They’ve been traveling for eons, and their energy is impressed with themes of guidance, making them expert helpers on our way through the varied paths of life.

Basically, surviving, taking a journey and preserving energy. Of course, the camel can survive the harshness of the desert. I would give this advice in regards to the camel in symbolism. The camel is associated with the connection of spirit and looking inside yourself to clarify what you want from other people. The thing that we must remember in regards to the camel is that we are the leader in life. Try to look at any burdens that are appearing in the situations you encounter. Try not to waste anything and think about your own career in monetary ambitions in life.


• Open the chest, improving respiration

• Stimulates endocrine glands

• It increases the capacity of the lungs

•Tones organs of the abdomen, pelvis and neck

•Stretched and strengthens the shoulders and back

•Loosens up the vertebrae

•Helps to heal and balance the chakra

•Relieves lower back pain

•Reduces fat on thighs

•It refreshes

•Expands the abdominal region, improving digestion and elimination

•Improves flexibility especially in the spine

•Release tension in the ovaries

•Stretches the ankles, thighs, groin, abdomen, chest and throat

• Regulates the menstrual activity

•Complements overall health and well-being

Energized the anahata chakra, svadisthana chakra and vishudhi chakra

Avoided if you have back, neck , knee or shoulder injuries. If you have high or low blood pressure. If you suffer from insomnia, headache or hyperthyroidism.

How to perform the posture/asana

Before you do this posture you have to warm up your spine and shoulders very well (Cat-Cow Posture).

Support the body your knees and shins. Keep the shins parallel to each other, the knees in the opening of the pelvis, the thighs vertically to the earth. Put the palms on the hips. Stay here for 3 breaths.

Ustrasana Camel Pose Open Heart Yoga Asana Osom Open State of Mind

Tighten the trunk by pushing the chest high. Stabilize the pelvis and activate the glutes and the abdomens. If you doing first time this posture tap your toes , to make the posture easier.

Inhale release first the right arm with a big circle and grab the heel. Active abdomen lengthen your spine stay for exhale.

Ustrasana Camel Pose Open Heart Yoga Asana Osom Open State of Mind

With the next inhale release the left arm with a big circle and grab the left heel. Stay for exhale. Inhale slowly and take the chin away from the chest. Try to lengthen your spine all the time.

Ustrasana Camel Pose Open Heart Yoga Asana Osom Open State of Mind

Stay as long as you feel comfortable.

With the last exhale place both hands on the hips and lower the pelvis and sit on the heels.

Rest on child pose.

Namaste :)

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