Camel Pose (Ustrasana) Yoga Steps and Benefits

Camel Pose (Ustrasana) Yoga Steps and Benefits
Camel Pose (Ustrasana) Yoga Steps and Benefits
Ustrasana name comes from the Sanskrit language, in Sanskrit ustra means Camel and asana means posture. So this yoga pose is also called Camel Pose. Ustrasana is a very deep backward bend performed in a kneeling position.


Ustrasana (Camel Pose) Steps 

  • Kneel on the yoga mat and place your hands on the hips.
  • Your knees should be in line with the shoulders and the sole of your feet should be facing the ceiling.
  • As you inhale, draw in your tail-bone towards the pubis as if being pulled from the navel.
  • Simultaneously, arch your back and slide your palms over your feet till the arms are straight.
  • Do not strain or flex your neck but keep it in a neutral position.
  • Stay in this posture for a couple of breaths.
  • Breathe out and slowly come back to the initial pose. Withdraw your hands and bring them back to your hips as you straighten up.

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Ustrasana or Camel Pose Benefits

  • Releases tension in the ovaries
  • Stretches the ankles, thighs, groin, abdomen, chest, and throat
  • Cures constipation
  • Stimulates endocrine glands
  • Tones organs of the abdomen, pelvis, and neck
  • Complements overall health and well-being
  • Helpful in improving digestion system
  • Utrasana helps to heal and balance the Chakras

Precautions and Considerations for Ustrasana

Practice this pose in the presence of yoga trainer. Don't try this pose if you are suffering from low or high blood pressure or neck injury.

Camel Pose / Ustrasana, Yoga Video 


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