Yoga with Gauri:: Ustrasana or Camel Pose 

Ustrasana or Camel Pose


Step by Step

  • come to the squat postion
  • Put your palms on the floor in front of you about shoulder distance apart let your knees rest on the back of your arms(triceps)
  • Lean forward on your hands by elevating the heels and pushing off the balls of the feet slowly. This will prepare you for the lift off
  • When almost all of the weight is on your hands start to lift the feet off the ground. Once both feet are off and all the weight is on your hands and arms you are in there!


  • Stretches the entire front of the body, the ankles, thighs and groins,
  • Abdomen and chest, and throat
  • Stretches the deep hip flexors (psoas)
  • Strengthens back muscles
  • Improves posture
  • Stimulates the organs of the abdomen and neck

Prepatory Poses

  • Bhujangasana
  • Dhanurasana
  • Salabhasana
  • Setu Bandha
  • Supta Virasana
  • Urdhva Mukha Svanasana
  • Virasana

Contraindications and Cautions

  • High or low blood pressure
  • Migraine
  • Insomnia
  • Serious low back or neck injury

Anatomical Focus

  • Ankles
  • Thighs
  • Groins
  • Belly
  • Chest
  • Spine
  • Shoulders
  • Neck

Therapeutic Applications

  • Respiratory ailments
  • Mild backache
  • Fatigue
  • Anxiety
  • Menstrual discomfort