Tadasana (Mountain pose)

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How to get into Tadasana:

• Stand erect on the floor keeping the foot close to each other.

• Raise up both the hands over the head with deep inhalation.

• Hold the position and take 8-10 breaths in the same.

VARIATION- You can even stand on your toes while lifting the hands.

Benefits of Tadasana:

• It helps improves posture

• It strengthens thighs, knees, and ankles

• Increases awareness

• Steadies breathing

• Increases strength, power, and mobility in the feet, legs, hips and all over the legs

• Firms abdomen and buttocks

• Relieves sciatica

• Reduces flat foot

• Develops strength and flexibility simultaneously, especially in the spine

• Relieves tension, aches, and pains throughout the body

• Improves blood circulation

• Encourages healthy digestion and elimination

• Leaves you feeling refreshed and rejuvenated

• Expels dullness and depression

• Harmonizes the body and mind

• Increases energy and enthusiasm

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Ustrasana (Camel Pose)

 It is a type of backward bending asana. It helps stretch your abdomen, thorax, thigh, ankles, throat and groin.

         

          

         How to do camel pose (ustrasana)

  • 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.

          Benefits of the Camel Pose (Ustrasana)

  • Improves digestion
  • Stretches and opens the front of the body. It also strengthens the back and shoulders
  • Relieves the body of lower back ache
  • Improves flexibility of the spine and also improves posture
  • Helps overcome menstrual discomfort

 

         Contraindications of the Camel Pose                      (ustrasana)

         Back injury or neck injury, high or low blood pressure: Perform this pose only with the supervision of an experienced teacher.