Goddess pose 1

Scrawling down my Instagram feed I once saw this pose, it seemed real beautiful and I tried doing it the moment itself but could not. Slipping down to floor I realised things that may seem easy, look easy may actually be not the same. And then that is how I started figuring out poses and asanas that are immensely beautiful to look at yet quite difficult to perform.
With this I went on with regular trial of doing the Goddess pose and here I am with it. In beginning for doing the goddess pose you need to strengthen the inner thighs and the calf muscles in order to withstand the whole body weight on you toes and legs. Slowly and gradually over a period of practice you will achieve the target "Goddess pose".

If you wish to conquer the goddess in you try and do the pose. You can definitely click a picture and send it to me.

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.