Camel Pose (Ustrasana)- Steps/Benefits/Contraindication

Ustrasana means a camel pose. It is back bending asana. The pose is linked to open Anahata chakra.


  • Kneel down and stretch the hands up with an inhalation.
  • Slowly bent backward with an exhalation and place the palm on the hips or the sole of feet.
  • Stay in the pose for about 5 breaths.
  • At last, with an exhalation be straight and stretch the hands upwards.
  • With an exhalation, bring hands downwards.


  • This pose strengthens the back and boosts the mood.
  • Good for menstrual problems.
  • Improves digestion and cures lower back pain.


For high or low blood pressure, and back injury patient, perform only under the supervision of an experienced teacher.

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