Camel Pose – Ustrasana

The Camel Pose allows maximum compression of the posterior part of the spine while stretching the front of the spine, which stimulates the nervous system. It also improves the flexibility of the neck and cervical spine, helps headaches and problems with the spine, especially deformities of kyfoscoliosis. By stretching the abdominal area, this position helps constipation. It also stretches the oesophagus, thyroid and parathyroid glands. Like the Bow Pose, the Camel Pose opens up narrow chests, giving more space for the lungs. The Camel Pose also strengthens and shapes the tummy and waist.