February 19, 2012

30 days until Spring

The Daily Doodle: Countdown to Spring: 30 days (and every second a little less!)
Ustrasana: Camel Pose
Ustra: Camel

Press your hips forward in this pose so they remain in line with or even slightly forward of your knees to protect your low back. Always protect that low back! Also, see if you can relax your head backwards while keeping your breath steady and remaining calm. This pose is meant to be uncomfortable.* Ustrasana induces a fight-or-flight response: by breathing through and relaxing into this asana in a controlled yogic environment we are practicing to breathe through and relax in life's unpredictable and unavoidable sticky situations.

*uncomfortable, not painful!

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