Karuna Yoga Vidya Peetham Bangalore

This is the camel pose. For this come into a kneeling position on your mat. Then rise up so that your thighs, torso and head are in a straight line. Stretch your arms out straight in front of you, then slowly move your right hand behind your back as you bend your spine backwards as you reach your right hand for your right ankle. Then reach your left hand down and grasp your left ankle. Throw your head back if possible, contract the buttocks and stretch the dorsal and coccyx regions. Remain here with steady and comfortable breathing for about thirty seconds. Then release your hands and bring them to rest on your hips. Then sit in a relaxed position on the floor.

PRECAUTION:Severe Back or neck concerns.
High blood pressure.

BENEFITS: Spine is stretched back and is toned. This pose can be tried
conveniently by the elderly and even by persons with spinal Injury.
This asana is beneficial for the digestive and reproductive systems.
It stretches the stomach and intestines, alleviating constipation. The
backward bend loosens up the vertebrae and stimulates the spinal
nerves, relieving backache, rounded back and drooping shoulders.

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