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Wall Yoga: Camel

Back-bend on the Wall

If you practice yoga at home on your own or with a dvd, you may wonder if you have proper alignment and form. Using the wall as both a guide and support, you will find it easier to to gain benefit from the poses. 

In this posture, the wall keeps you in proper hip/knee alignment so you get an idea of how the pose should feel free-standing. Camel can be a deep back-bend, so I provide a modification for those just starting out. If you have neck issues, maintain your chin parallel to the floor or slightly tucked. Focus on lifting up your heart rather than just leaning back. Performed with good form, this pose provides a wonderful stretch for the front of your body and targets the strong muscles on the fronts of the hips. 

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