Revolved Camel Pose

Definition - What does Revolved Camel Pose mean?

Revolved camel pose is an intermediate to advanced backbend with a twist that is performed from a high kneeling position.

Begin in camel pose with the thighs perpendicular to the ground and both hands reaching back to touch the soles of the feet. One arm releases and extends to the ceiling, creating a twist in the core. The gaze is toward the sky.

Revolved camel pose is also known by its Sanskrit name, parivrtta ustrasana.

Yogapedia explains Revolved Camel Pose

Revolved camel pose has a range of physical and emotional benefits, including:

  • Massages the internal organs, stimulating digestion
  • Reduces anxiety, stress and fatigue
  • Opens the chest, improving lung function
  • Stretches and strengthens the spine, back muscles and the shoulders
  • Improves posture
  • Relieves menstrual discomfort
  • Stretches the quadriceps and hip flexors

Yogis who suffer from hypertension, migraines or knee, neck or back injuries should avoid revolved camel pose. If the pose causes discomfort in otherwise healthy knees, a blanket can be placed under the knees.

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