Ustrasana With Strap And Wall

Common Title Camel Pose With Strap And Wall
English Title Camel Pose With Strap And Wall
Sanskrit Title Ustrasana With Strap And Wall
All Titles Camel Pose With Strap And Wall, Ustrasana With Strap And Wall,
Pose Level Intermediate
Pose Position Sitting
Pose Type Back-Bend, Stretch
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Camel Pose With Strap and Wall is a variation of the standard Ustrasana (Camel Pose), done and practiced by beginners who find the backbend tricky without support. This variation is done to bring emphasis on alignment and also a safe way to go into the backbend. This variation of Camel Pose done with props was introduced by B.K.S Iyengar under the category of Restorative Yoga Poses.

Ustrasana With Strap And Wall uses props to make the pose accessible and easier for students who may not have the needed strength, flexibility or balance to do the same pose without props.

Chakras

Ustrasana With Strap And Wall helps open, activate, and balance the following chakra(s):
  • Throat Chakra (Vishuddha Chakra)
  • Heart Chakra (Anahata Chakra)

Anatomy

Ustrasana With Strap And Wall benefits the following muscles and hence can be included in yoga sequences with the corresponding muscle(s) focus:
  • Lower Back
  • Chest
  • Knees
  • Neck
  • Psoas

Ustrasana With Strap And Wall yoga sequences

Ustrasana With Strap And Wall is commonly found in the following types of yoga sequences:
  • Restorative yoga sequences
  • Yoga sequences for relieving lower back pain
  • Heart opening yoga sequences
  • Yoga therapy sequences for knees
  • Yoga therapy sequences for neck
  • Yoga sequences for psoas

How to do Ustrasana With Strap And Wall

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  1. PEAK Modified: Ustrasana at wall with block between thighs (no strap)!

    Alternative Peak: Salabhasana with arms in extension.
  2. -counter pose of child's pose
  3. Another way to practice to see the thighs remain upright.
    thighs will not if tight quads
  4. back of chair against the wall

    bolster in seat, vertically

    legs start off under chair, parallel to one another, buttocks are touching the seat

    Reach behind you and put your hands on the side rails of the chair, where they are comfortable

    Let the crown of your head rest on the bolster

    ...

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Ustrasana With Strap And Wall Benefits

Ustrasana With Strap And Wall is a intermediate level yoga pose that is performed in sitting position. Ustrasana With Strap And Wall additionally involves back-bend, Stretch. Need Ustrasana With Strap And Wall benefits? Please sign-up to request benefits of Ustrasana With Strap And Wall and we will notify you as soon as your request has been completed.

Ustrasana With Strap And Wall Contraindications

Ustrasana With Strap And Wall is a intermediate level yoga pose that is performed in sitting position. Ustrasana With Strap And Wall additionally involves back-bend, Stretch. Need Ustrasana With Strap And Wall contraindications? Please sign-up to request contraindications of Ustrasana With Strap And Wall and we will notify you as soon as your request has been completed.

Ustrasana With Strap And Wall Variations

Ustrasana With Strap And Wall Variations: Below are some common variations of the yoga pose Ustrasana With Strap And Wall with base pose as Camel Pose (Ustrasana).

Ustrasana With Strap And Wall Steps

 (Ustrasana With Strap And Wall) Ustrasana With Strap And Wall Steps:

Now, how is Camel Pose With Strap and Wall different than the original Ustrasana (Camel Pose)?

As there are many modified ways to practice Ustrasana (Camel Pose), this variation here requires a yoga strap and is done against the wall. Given that this variation is not only restorative in nature, but is also for those who are new to yoga, hence best to take guidance from a yoga teacher for the same. Given below are the instructions for the same.

  1. Come to sit in Vajrasana (Thunderbolt Pose) against the wall while facing the wall. Place the knees close to the wall here.
  2. Bring a yoga strap and adjusting the length, make a loop to the width of your body.
  3. Take this loop and place it over your head and bring it down to your hip.
  4. Now, rise up and come to sit on your knees and shins. Bring this yoga strap right down to your upper thighs. Adjust the length again and tighten this yoga strap around your thighs to your comfort.
  5. Make sure it is tight around the thighs and gives support to your hips.

    Note:The yoga strap around the upper thighs will support the hips for a backbend. The alignment of the posture here with support is also encouraged.

  6. Now as you rest the body on your knees and shins in kneeling down position, take a few breaths here placing the hands on the wall stretched upwards while the entire front part of the body presses against the wall.
  7. Inhale and slowly move the hands away from the wall and bring one hand at a time towards the heels. Push the wall with your thighs, lower abdomen and groin to go gradually with your hands down towards the heels.
  8. Exhale completely. When ready slowly move the chest upwards, shoulders backwards, neck backwards while taking the groin towards the wall.
  9. As you are in the position breathe and use the wall to support the body to go in Camel Pose With Strap and Wall.
  10. Important: The gluteus maximus (buttocks) need to be tightened to help use the upper thighs, hips and the groin in an effective way for safer practice.
  11. Breathing while in the pose is another important part of the practice and will help keep the body in control too.
  12. Stay here as the body feels comfortable. Making sure the strap is tight, making sure the wall support is comfortable and finally making sure the backbend is in alignment with the hips and the shoulders.
  13. To release from the pose of Camel Pose With Strap and Wall, slowly release one hand while bending and turning the chest and shoulders towards one side and then release the other hand.
  14. Relax seated back in Vajrasana (Thunderbolt Pose), without removing the yoga strap to back to one more round of practice.

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Ustrasana With Strap And Wall Titles in English and Sanskrit

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  • Camel Pose With Strap And Wall
  • Ustrasana With Strap And Wall

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