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Ushtrasan or Camel pose - Steps and Benefits

Ushtrasan means Camel pose. Ushtra means Camel and asan means pose. There are two methods to do this asana. Camel Pose mentioned in Gherand sanhita is different than that mentioned in Patanjal method. We are going to explain here method mentioned in Patanjal. We are going to learn Steps and Benefits of Ushtrasan or Camel pose.

Ushtrasan or Camel pose - Steps and Benefits

Steps of Ushtrasan (Camel pose) –

First of all, kneel down on the floor and place your hands on your hips. Relax your body for few seconds.
Try to keep your knees and shoulders in the same line, also keep the soles of your feet facing to the ceiling.
Now, Inhale and draw your tailbone in towards your pubis.
While doing that, arch your back. Gently slide your palms over your feet and straighten your arms.
Keep your neck in a neutral position. It should not be strained.
Also, keep your mouth shut.
Try to be in same position for few seconds.

Precautions to take before doing of Ushtrasan (Camel pose) –

Do this asana with an empty stomach. Don’t eat anything, 3-4 hours before doing this asana.
Don’t do it forcefully. Do it, till you feel comfortable otherwise it will harm you.
Take doctors advice before starting to do this asana. Weak people should do it very carefully.
People having back or neck injury or high/low blood pressure should avoid this.
Beginner – Do it for 5-6 seconds and 1 repetition (increase time by 2-3 seconds every week).
Intermediate – Do it for 15-20 seconds 1 repetition (increase time by 2-3 seconds every week).
Regular – Do it for 10-15 minutes and 1 repetition.

Benefits of Ushtrasan (Camel pose) –

This strengthens the thighs, waist, backbone, shoulders, muscles in the neck and eyes.
It also increases the strength of muscles of arms.
It reduces the chances of constipation.
Improves the digestion.
It is beneficial for improvement of functioning of Thyroid. It is beneficial for patients of Hypo and Hyper thyroid.

In the above article, we have  learnt Steps and Benefits of Ushtrasan or Camel pose. This is a real secret of good health that do keep practising it daily and it will give you better result as a good health. 

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