POSE OF THE WEEK: CAMEL POSE

 
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This week's #TovamiPose is Camel Pose!

As demonstrated by Tobi, ustrasana is a chest-opening, energy-boosting backbend. It strengthens your back, opens your heart, and challenges you to breathe deeply. Check out some of our favorite tips! As usual, always listen to your body and take any modifications that you need.

  • Incorporate small backbends earlier in your practice to ensure that you're properly warmed up.

  • Support your lower back and engage your lower abdominals by pulling your belly towards your spine when entering this pose.

  • Allow your gaze to lift towards the ceiling and gently open through your neck if comfortable.

  • Imagine a thread drawing your sternum up towards the ceiling and allow the opening to come from the center of your chest and thoracic spine as opposed to stressing your lumbar spine.

  • BREATHE! Try to stay in this pose for 3-5 breaths.