Yoga Poses for Intrinsic Transformation! Camel inspired Pose! The Ushtra Asana!
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The Ushtra Asana is one of those back bends which completely stretches the whole of front body enabling chest expansion.
A preparatory Asana for many other deeper and advanced backbends ,
Ushtra Asana rewards the practitioner not only with a strong spine but also helps relieving neck and back pain.
Expansion of lungs aid in increasing lungs capacity and corrects respiratory ailments.Correcting digestion and stimulating the kidneys are a few more benefits of this backbending posture.
At a spiritual level… It activates the heart chakra and the throat chakra and relieves stress and helps in maintaining stability of mind…
•Move into the kneeling posture on your mat.
•Inhale deeply to prepare and as you exhale start to bend back.
•If you are a beginner, you could initially place both your palms on your lumber spine and hold on there for a few moments.Gradually you could start travelling your fingers all through your
hamstrings and calves reaching up to your ankle.
•Breathe normally for a few moments there and gently come back…
However… caution is required if you are suffering from any of these… ?
Very Weak back
Once you’ve made up your mind to perform this posture , remember to
slowly and steadily flow into it…
Making sure your body is enough warmed up and a few moments of some beginner backbends like the bow pose or the cobra make it easier and safe to flow into the camel pose.
Listen to your body…
Do as much as your body permits…
Then listen to your mind…
Gradually convince your mind to progress and try to improve upon your level in this Asana each day…
Soon you will be breathing deeply and happily in this heart opening pose learning to conserve your intrinsic energies Just as the camel …that travels long distances in the deserts…. calm and composed.