International Day Of Yoga 

Stretch it out! Stretch it out regularly to avoid tightening of your muscles. Always begin your workout with basics of warmup and stretching so that no muscle pull or rupture happens. In order to have a fluid like movement in your body you need to work a little to reach up a threshold temperature so as to attain better results. After having done with your warmup continue with your regular yogic practices. And don’t forget to stretch back again and do some cooling down exercises after you are done with your workout.

This International Yoga Day, realise that your body is your biggest wealth. So workout for your wealth, fall in love with your body regardless of your weight, size and shape.

Shwetal wishes you a happy, fit and healthy lifestyle.

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.