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This is a very deep back bend which is performed in a kneeling position. As a stretch it opens the whole of the front of the body, including the hip flexors and pectoral muscles. The posture improves core strength, spinal, hip and shoulder flexibility and stamina.

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Camel Pose Challenge rules

  1. Practicing Ustrasana can make many beginners who are new to yoga feel distinctly ill, with light headedness or nausea being quite common after-effects.However, this does usually improve with practice.
  2. Not all types of physical activity are suitable for everyone. Users take Challenges and training advice at their own personal risk.

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“I did it the way is explained but then I checked that pose on attached link of video, and wow! look bit harder there I presume is begineer level of that pose?”

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Alan V Camel Pose Challenge

Contributorgold Alan V still not there yet


just don't push yourself too hard, please. slow and steady wins the race :)

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No not going to do that, nice and slow and steady. Never thought I would like Yoga, but loving it :)

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