If the Camel Pose is too difficult but practicing Cobra backbends are too easy and you want more, then these modifications for Camel pose may be a good next step for you. I’ll be demoing several modifications for Camel Pose in this post.
It’s Thanksgiving and if you celebrate this special holiday, HAPPY THANKSGIVING! A couple Thanksgiving quotes and what I’m thankful for:
Ustrasana, Camel pose, moving us into a deeper backbend than the previous ones I have posted. Camel pose opens us up from the inside out. I personally don’t recommend beginners attempt this pose, work on the previous poses I’ve posted first.
Urdhva Mukha Svanasana (Upward Facing Dog), I’ll refer to Upward Facing Dog by the acronym “UFD”. UFD is a common Yoga pose that’s not necessary to achieve the deepest arch for therapeutic benefits. Your working toward a smooth evenness from the hips to the head feeling an even arc.
Cobra Pose is another baby backbend that can be called High Cobra or Full Cobra. The previous backbends I’ve posted for beginners to start a progressive backbend practice are Sphinx Pose and Low Cobra Pose. Cobra Pose sets the groundwork for deeper more advanced backbends, enjoying the benefits as you progress slowly.