How-To Yoga Videos

Camel Pose Cues

  1. Begin kneeling with the thighs perpendicular to the floor, and the knees and feet hips distance apart
  2. Extend the big toes straight back, pressing down with all 10 toenails and firming the outer ankles into the midline
  3. Spin the inner thighs back and gently release the flesh of the buttocks towards the backs of the knees
  4. The pelvis is neutral, neither spilling forward nor spilling back, and stacks directly over the knees
  5. Root down from the tops of the feet to the knees; rebound up with the chest
  6. Bring the palms together in front of the sternum and drop the chin towards the sternum
  7. Take an inhale to emphasize the lift of the chest, then create Savasana arms (palms facing forward) and with the next exhale
  8. Keeping the chin dropping and the pelvis over the knees, take the hands to the heels
  9. Immediately press the shoulder blades forward and up and coil the thoracic spine to lift the chest any amount more
  10. Having created more space/extension in the upper back, head can now drop back and hang free
  11. Continue pressing down with the feet and lower legs in order to lift up with the thoracic spine and chest
  12. Hold for 5-10 breaths, then, leading with the sternum, use an inhale to come up (head is the last part of the body to exit