Floating Camel Pose is an advanced version of Camel Pose. This allow you to experience deep spinal extension without having to support your weight with your arms. It is an even more flexible currency.
With Props, you have a lot of options for positioning your hand. In a sequence, it is often followed by a table, hero, or child pose. After the performance of the floating camel pose, you can go to the gate, half circle or child.
This posture is a wonderful back. It should be practiced in the morning along with other yoga asanas. But if you cannot manage time for your morning workout, then an evening yoga routine will also work wonders for you.
This asana should be practiced when your stomach and intestines are empty. Make sure you have your meal at least four to six hours before your practice.
What are the benefits Floating Camel Pose?
There are terms of benefits of floating camel pose include:
- Stretches and opens the front of the body, particularly the chest, abdomen, quadriceps, and hip flexors. It also strengthens the back and shoulders.
- Floating camel pose creates space in the chest and lungs, increasing breathing capacity and helping to relieve respiratory ailments.
- Relieves the body of lower back ache.
- Improves flexibility of the spine and also improves posture.
- This pose also stimulates the kidneys, which improves digestion.
- This pose energizes the body and helps to reduce anxiety and fatigue.
- Helps overcome menstrual discomfort.
- Stimulates energetic centers in the body, primarily the chakras located in the navel, heart, and throat.
What are the Precautions?
If you have any injury or chronic problems in your knees, shoulders, neck or back, then you should not do Floating Camel pose.
Always work within the limits of your limits and abilities. Do not force your body into a pose before it is flexible enough to do so without tension.
Bend until you can come back naturally. With continuous practice, you will gradually build your flexibility to achieve posture.
If you are currently experiencing high blood pressure or low blood pressure, insomnia or migraine, do not practice floating camel mudra. If you have any medical concerns, talk to your doctor before practicing yoga.
It is best to practice this asana under the supervision of a yoga instructor.
How to prepare for floating camel pose?
If you have not done Ustrasana, then floating camel pose is not for you yet.
1. Prepare for camel pose
Practice on camel pose to achieve floating camel gaol, and before go for Camel poae, You first work on these asanas:
- Virasana (Hero Pose)
- Supta Virasana (Reclined Hero Pose)
- Bhujangasana (Cobra Pose)
- Parighasana (Gate Pose)
- Dhanurasana (Floor bow)
- Salabhasana (Locust pose)
2. How to camel pose?
- Start kneeling at the top of your mat with knees below your inner hip points. Keep your legs parallel to each other.
- Place your hands on your lower back / sacrum so that your fingers point downwards.
- Guide your tailbone down. Hold your thighs back as you start breathing to elevate your heart.
- Find the extension through your heart by bringing the shoulder blades into your back ribs.
- Start leaning back without dropping your head. Keep your chin close to your sternum.
- With your hands still on your sacrum, get constant depth to pull your shoulders together, focusing on the length and extension of the pose rather than the depth.
- Once you can move forward, the option to reach back with one hand at a time to find your feet.
- If your toe is tucked, your hands will rest on your heel. Otherwise, they will rest on the soles of your feet.
- Pull your front ribs to keep your stomach soft and your spine long. Use your hands against your feet through your heart and sternum with each breath.
- At this point, you can choose to rear your head or place your head in a more neutral position with the neck.
- Hold for 60 seconds. To release the pose, return your hands to your pelvis and use the breath to come up, pushing the points of the hip down for support.
- Lead with your heart, head coming past. Sit your hips on some heels to feel the remains of the pose.
Also Read: Camel Pose Step-by-step and Benefits
3. How to do floating camel pose?
- Begin with hero pose, by kneeling on your mat, keep your weight balanced equally across both sit bones.
- Keep in mind that the tops of your feet are pressing equally into the floor.
- Wrap your hands around balls of feet, when ready hands on the balls of feet, then inhale.
- Gently tilt your body backwards and lift the hips for knees off the floor.
- Working slowly, from the knees, slowly push head back raise the shins off the floor and come into Floating Camel Pose.
- You must ensure that you have engaged your hips, core and you have lifted chest, hips.
- Stay in position for about 30 to 60 seconds, before you coming back from this pose.
Keynote: Make Sure You Use support for the feet and practice against the wall if doing this for the first time.
4. Follow-up Poses:
- Dandasana (Staff pose)
- Balasana (Child’s pose)
- Urdhva dhanurasana (Upward facing bow)
- Setu Bandha
Written by Amit Kumar. He is a certified Yoga Instructor; Diploma in sports & exercise and nutrition; Diploma in fitness and weight loss; Diploma in Nutrition; Diploma in Nutrition, Food, Science and Menu Planning.