Because it’s HUMP DAY! Release the psoas and maybe cry it out with camel pose: Camel “Ustrasana” is one of my favorite poses because of the benefits. Not only will it stretch the “soul muscle” the psoas but like other backbends, is anxiety and stress relief. “Our minds often follow our bodies, so by increasing the flexibility in your spine and relieving the tension in your neck, back, and shoulders, you increase the flexibility in your mind. Open your body, open your mind.
Camel Pose is also said to increase creativity and problem solving thanks to a change in perspective.
Another fantastic mental benefit of Camel Pose is the ability to process emotions. Camel brings deeply rooted emotions to the forefront, and by working into them in this pose, you can mentally recognize them, and if needed act on them.
So essentially, you can turn the intangible nature of emotions into mentally tangible actions.
Emotional Benefits Camel Pose links directly to your heart chakra, Anahata. It is your energy center of love, and responsible for your sense of caring and compassion. Located behind the heart, Anahata opens for energy to flow freely through it in Camel Pose. When your heart chakra is open, and energy flows freely, you operate in every action and thought from a place of love.
You love others. You love yourself. You give love. You receive love.
Depending on your current emotional state, Camel can be quite emotionally intense. Often this pose brings up deeply seated emotions you thought you’d dealt with ages ago. But alas, body knows best. A few seconds into Camel and, boom, here they come like a waterfall washing over you. It is not uncommon for people to cry in this pose! The pose opens your chest and exposes a part of the body we actively protect, usually by hunching our shoulders forward and rounding through the upper spine. So it physically forces you into a vulnerable position.
Once you create this open position in the heart chakra, and expose an area we often protect, emotions begin to flush the body.” #camelpose #yoga #yogisofinstagram #yogisofig #healing #humpday #heartchakra