|Camel Pose by Robin Downes of Yoga Flava in Red Dress
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One of the most challenging things in life is to be vulnerable. As we grow older we become more closed and constricted. We have been hurt many times and we feel the need to protect ourselves.
Physically, we rotate our shoulders forward, we push out our chin and round our upper body to protect the heart.
This constricts the flow of prana to the heart and creates an imbalance in the heart chakra.
Camel pose is a strong asana that opens up your chest area, exposing you, making you vulnerable and more open to giving and receiving love.
This yoga asana stretches the entire front of the body, abdomen, chest, and throat, as well as deep hip flexors - the psoas muscle. It strengthens your back muscles and stimulates organs in the abdomen.
- Kneel on the floor with your legs hip width apart. Release your weight down through the knees and legs into the earth.
- Press your shins and the tops of your feet into the floor. Place your hands on the back of your hips. Inhale and slowly lift your heart up at the breastbone and allow your hips to move forward.
- Draw your shoulder blades back as you move into the position.
- When you can't go back any further, reach with your fingertips towards your heels.
- With full control, take your head back - don't let it "drop" - the key word here is "with control".
- Draw the shoulder blades together.
- Stay in the position for 3 complete breaths.
- This is a challenging position for your lower back, you should now release your lower back in child's pose.
|Camel Pose by Robin Downes of Yoga Flava