Some people kiss toads and get princes. Think that's magic? Then you haven't seen what happens when a yogi kisses Frog from Camel.
I’ve been on a bit of a backbend bender lately. Nothing makes me feel better than a huge front-body release, but I’m always open to new and exciting ways of making that happen. Camel Pose is an old buddy of mine, and I have plenty of fun variations that I like to teach and play with in my personal practice. This hybrid marries two great front-body openers—Frog (Bhekasana) and Camel (Ustrasana). Some people kiss toads and get princes. Think that's magic? Then you haven't seen what happens when a yogi kisses Frog from Camel.
WARM UP This is a rather intense backbend, particularly with the use of the hamstring and hip flexor. While this sequence will help warm up your body for the pose, I highly recommend a fuller practice focusing on front-body opening before attempting this pose. Plenty of Sun Salutations with a focus on long Cobra or Up Dog holds, standing side bends, and hamstring release should do the trick.
See also Kathryn Budig Challenge Pose: "Big Daddy" Visvamitrasana