Ushtrasan Ushtrasan(Camel Pose) : Benefits, Method, Precautions, Modifications

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Ushtrasan
(Camel pose)      
There is a lot of competition among people. It’s very difficult to survive without getting success. The mantra for success is to work hard and to work hard. Let’s take a simple example of a UPSC aspirant. The competition in civil services is at its peak and the number of vacancies is less than 1000.  Hence, an aspirant needs to work hard and pre-plan everything. He at least needs to give 10 to 12 hours to their studies. But for him to sit in the position for this long can create a lot more health issues. So, it is very important to keep both your mind and body healthy and fresh.
To avoid all this, you must practice yoga daily. Yoga will help you to distress and release tension. Practicing yoga and following a healthy lifestyle will help you in achieving your success. A healthy body and mind will enhance the chances of success.
One such that could be beneficial for an individual to refresh his mind and body is Ushtrasan. Ushtrasan is a simple seated pose that involves your knee, ankle, back, spine, and hands. You can strengthen all this by practicing one simple asan. Once you get to know how to perform this pose, you will be addicted to it. This pose can be a life-changer for you. This simple pose involves lots of hidden benefits.
Ushtrasan is a Sanskrit word where,Ushtra means camel, asan means pose.
Hence, this pose is also known as camel pose in English. this pose will strengthen your back, neck, spine, ankle, and knee. This pose stretches your chest. It opens up the hips and hip flexor. This pose will enhance the oxygen-carrying blood. The oxygen-carrying blood will refresh your mind and help to rejuvenate. Camel pose can be beneficial to tone up your core. If done correctly, this pose can result in weight loss. Hence, this simple pose is enough for a healthy body and mind.
Benefits:

Technique:
Step 1:  Sit on the floor in the thunderbolt pose. Keep your knees and feet apart.
Step 2: Keep your spine straight and adjust yourself accordingly.
Step 3: Raise your right hand, fold your spine back and touch the heel with your palm.
Step 4: Now with your left palm touch the left heel and balance the pose. Do not force yourself while practicing the pose. Adjust yourself according to your comfort level.
Step 5: Hold on to the pose. Do not force your breathing.
Step 6: Relax and get back to the initial position.
Precautions: Props and modification:

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