A Better Way To Do Camel Pose

I’m guessing most of you don’t really think when going back into camel. Most likely, you just start to bend backwards, grab your heels, press hips forward and chest up.

Did you know there’s a way that you can create lots of eccentric strength and control while also limiting the hinge the lower back, creating more comfort in the lumbar spine. 

In this video, I explain how.

Want the cliff notes version? Here you go: 

1️⃣ Create a line from knees to hips to shoulders.

2️⃣ Without going into a backbend start to lean back until you can grab your heels. (Think Michael Jackson in the smooth criminal video but in reverse)

3️⃣ Once you have your heels, press your hips forward and press your chest up.(they hips don’t have to get over the knees, just the action of pressing them forward).

4️⃣ When satisfied, bring the hips back until you find your line again. Then come up in one piece.

This clip was taken from my February class where we worked into thoracic/upper back & rib cage mobility. Join my newsletter to get more of these little nuggets.