Which one does your camel pose look like, left or right? Is there a difference? - Maybe you don't see much difference: they're both pretty similar, both heel grabbing backbends, but a lot of different things are happening in both pictures. When I came to Edmonton and took @echipiuk's class at @studioxbikramyoga, she said that my camel pose looked more like the first one 😱! - Camel pose is a big feature of the Bikram Yoga sequence, and one of the strongest instructions you'll hear is to push your hips forward, which is mainly what's happening in the first picture. Pushing your hips forward is definitely key, but you also need to create another action in the hips and inner thighs so that you can access more of the spine. If the inner thighs are relaxed and the femurs are externally rotating in the pelvis, you'll feel most of the backbend in the lumbar spine, where one or two vertebrae are acting more like a hinge. This is what's happening in the first picture. - In the second picture I'm engaging the inner thighs and trying to keep the rotation of the head of the femur neutral, which means a little bit internal rotation, because - for me in this pose - they tend to turn out. You can see that the lumbar is slightly flatter and the sharpest bend is higher up, at the bottom of the rib cage. It's something I need to work on more: when it gets to that point in class, I get a little bit lazy 😬... - 👖 @yogangsters #camelpose #ustrasana #backbend #yogasana #hathayoga #rajayoga

  • Which one does your camel pose look like, left or right? Is there a difference? - Maybe you don't see much difference: they're both pretty similar, both heel grabbing backbends, but a lot of different things are happening in both pictures. When I came to Edmonton and took @echipiuk's class at @studioxbikramyoga, she said that my camel pose looked more like the first one 😱! - Camel pose is a big feature of the Bikram Yoga sequence, and one of the strongest instructions you'll hear is to push your hips forward, which is mainly what's happening in the first picture. Pushing your hips forward is definitely key, but you also need to create another action in the hips and inner thighs so that you can access more of the spine. If the inner thighs are relaxed and the femurs are externally rotating in the pelvis, you'll feel most of the backbend in the lumbar spine, where one or two vertebrae are acting more like a hinge. This is what's happening in the first picture. - In the second picture I'm engaging the inner thighs and trying to keep the rotation of the head of the femur neutral, which means a little bit internal rotation, because - for me in this pose - they tend to turn out. You can see that the lumbar is slightly flatter and the sharpest bend is higher up, at the bottom of the rib cage. It's something I need to work on more: when it gets to that point in class, I get a little bit lazy 😬... - 👖 @yogangsters #camelpose #ustrasana #backbend #yogasana #hathayoga #rajayoga
  • 2018-08-27 07:34:32

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