Camel Pose

Camel Pose

Difficulty level: Intermediate | Muscle Group(s): Abdominals, Chest, Core, Glutes, Hip Flexors, Legs, Pectorals, Quadriceps, Shoulders, Spinal Erectors | Modality: Yoga

Benefits

  • Increases flexibility in the anterior musculature (pectorals, abdominals, hip flexors, and quadriceps).

Preparation

  • Start on your knees not sitting on the heels.

Movement

  • Place the hands on the lower back, with the thumbs facing laterally.
  • Draw the shoulder blades together.
  • Press the hips forward and arch backward.
  • All movement should occur at the spine.
  • Hold this position for 3 - 5 breaths.
  • Progression: Place the hands on the heels instead of the lower back.