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Precautions Camel Pose

The Camel is an advanced and powerful yoga posture, which should be only practiced by intermediate and advanced students in a full version.

The Camel is a posture that should be done after the body is warmed up sufficiently as it provides a quite deep
backbend.


After completing the Camel posture, always release the lower back by going into the counter pose, the Child’s pose (Shashankasana) and stay there for a while.

It is a good workout for the ankles, thighs and groins, and it helps to tone the calf, neck and abdominal muscles.

The Camel has many benefits for the practitioner; however, in some health conditions this posture should not be
practiced.

Three important reasons (out of many) not to do yoga posture – Camel:

1) Anyone with severe back problems or recent/chronic knee, shoulder or neck injury should not do this posture.
2) In pregnancy do not practice this yoga posture.
3) In case of hernia do not attempt this posture.