Amidst Nature

Nature is the best place to practice *YOGA* and specially my favourite amidst. It is so enchanting to go out in open, so close to the nature. I belong from the city of lakes ‘UDAIPUR’ also known as the ‘Venice of East’ is an extra blessing to me being a Yogini. It feels so awakening and stilling in the mind to hear soft chirpings of the morning birds, to look around the beautiful ‘Aravali Hills’ , to feel the cool breeze at the dawn. Every single breath inhaled is a kind of natural meditation you’re going through. All the hustle bustles going on the mind settles at the glace of the nature. It is like a no medicine therapy with full proof results and no side effects.

Special note to the reader: Hey beautiful soul you must try the nature once. Who knows what you feel out of it.

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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.