Ustrasana- Camel Pose
This month we’ll be focusing on an energizing and invigorating backbend. Backbends open and stretch the entire front of the body, improve posture by realigning the spine, and strengthen the back muscles.
Using a wall when practicing Camel Pose is an excellent way to practice proper alignment. Come to your knees, and place a block on the narrow setting between the thighs to ensure that the knees are hip-width apart. Bring the front thighs and frontal hip points to touch the wall. As you move into the backbend, you’ll keep this connection to the wall to ensure that the hips stay stacked over the knees.