In our 90 minute classes this term we have been exploring Ustrasana working with Ardha Ustrasana the half camel pose.
This is a back bending posture which strengthens the thighs, lower back and neck areas – all of which are considered in yoga to be ‘vulnerable’ areas of the body which we need to take extra care of. Other benefits of this asana include –
– stretches pectoralis and abdominals
– strengthens glutials and adductors in legs
– opens the hips and chest spaces
Please be very gentle with yourself in this posture if you are a beginner or if you have specific problems with the ‘vulnerable’ areas (knees, low back or neck) – it’s best to work with a qualified teacher in small classes so that they can get to know you and your body and they can help you to practice yoga in the safest way possible.