Yogasana: The Camel Stance #atozchallenge

My theme for this year’s #atozchallenge is – 26 Yogasana. So brace yourself for 26 days of stretching, backbends and inversions, as I take you along my upside down evenings, sincerely hoping that you will find these posts helpful 🙂

Utrasana or Camel Pose

Utrasana or Camel Pose is a backbend that stretches the entire front body and opens your chest. I learned this pose by following Kino’s video tutorials on Youtube where she also talks about the do’s and don’ts while transitioning into a camel. Push your hips forward, chest upwards and lower your head only if it’s comfortable. If you can’t reach the toes, no worries. Place your hands on your hips and concentrate on the form and alignment.

I struggle with inflexibility in upper back, so I practice this pose along with Cobra, Sphinx, Wild Thing and Wheel pose variations.

Here’s some great tips by  YogabyCadance

Disclaimer: I am not an Instructor or Yoga teacher, only a regular Hatha Yoga practitioner who is passionate about fitness. I am writing this series to detail my learning and experience during the practice. Please consult a Physician/Doctor before starting any exercise regime as some of the poses might contradict with your existing medical issues, for example injuries related to spinal cord, knee, ankle, wrists, neck, medical conditions like Migraine, Diabetics, Asthma etc.

Previous Posts:
A: Always Stretch – Anjaneyasana
B: Being a Wannabe Crow
C: Chakrasana
D: Dandasana
E: Eight Angle Pose
F: Fallen Angel Pose
G: Garudasana
H: Handstand
I : Inversion
: Janu Sirsasana
K: Koundiyasana
L : Lord of the Dance
M: Mermaid Pose
N: Navasana
O : Ostrich Pose
P : Can you Plow?
Q: Quarter Dog
R: Revolved Poses
S: Side Crow Swag
T : Triangle

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