Thursday, April 19, 2012

What I learned today.. 03/19/12

Camel's are desert animals and are able to retain water longer than other animals. In my Bikram hot yoga class I always took a sip of water before going into this posture. It turns out, like a camel you are not supposed to drink water before or after this posture to ease the stretch. I also dreaded this posture because when you come out of it, you feel all weird and it seems as if you just saw the stars (this is how you know you did it right). It provides an amazing feeling in your lower back.

Camel Pose, Ustrasana
Benefits :
  • Camel Pose creates maximum compression of the spine, which stimulates the nervous system.
  • It also improves flexibility of the neck and spine, relieves backache, and helps degenerative spinal problems such as kyphoscoliotic deformities and cervical spondylosis.
  • By stretching the abdominal organs, Camel helps constipation, and it also stretches the throat and thyroid and parathyroid glands.

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