Yoga Practice For Boosting Your Metabolism – 2. USTRASANA

By Jackie Sand – 24.03.2017 – Photo by: Ann Harkness

Ustrasana – also called the Camel Pose

The name comes from the Sanskrit words Ushtra , Uṣṭra) meaning “camel”, and Asana (आसन, Āsana) meaning “posture” or “seat”.

Traditionally it is seen as opening the “heart centre”.

This asana improves core strength, spinal, hip and shoulder flexibility building stamina and it stretches the front of the throat, activating and stimulating the thyroid gland.

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


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