Camel pose is a yoga pose designed to open up the chest and shoulder muscles. Learn how to do the camel yoga pose with tips from a yoga instructor in this free yoga lesson video.
In the next part of our series on the mat in asana, is utsrasana or camel pose. So, what you'll so is come to your knees about hip width apart. And, if you're just starting out you can also put your pelvis against a wall. So, have a wall lined up right about with your legs against a wall. And, what you'll do is slowly bring your hands you want to bring your fingertips towards the upper part of your back. And, let your head drop back keeping your chin slightly tucked. Pushing the hips slightly forward, ground some weight down through those feet. So, you don't lose your balance. And, press your heart towards the ceiling. Now, for more advanced practitioners the fullest expression would be to take you can open your knees just slightly. Again, if you need the wall at your pelvis you can do so. Brings your hands back onto your heels and then push your heart center forward. Opening those shoulders ups. And, then slowly bring your hands back on your back and come up. And, you want to hold that posture for about six to eight breaths. Get a nice opening through the heart center and the shoulders. As well as through the pelvis. And, that's camel or ustrasana.