Camel Pose is one of the deepest backward bends in the series. It is also the great healer on the spine. In this time period, humans are spending way too much time forward bending. This causes many medical problems over time, including back pain. It’s extremely important that you are doing some backward bending each day to keep your spine healthy and happy.
“Nerves can, need, and are willing to stretch.” -Mary Jarvis
When you begin to stretch nerves and connective tissue, this can result in unusual sensations in the body. It’s normal to experience feeling lightheaded, or tingling sensations in the fingers and toes. It’s also normal for your hearing and eyesight to be mildly affected. Please know that this is only temporary, and will pass very quickly. Your nervous system will thank you!
The Camel stretches the abdominal organs to the maximum and cures constipation. It also stretches the throat, thyroid gland, and parathyroids. It opens the rib cage to give more space for the lungs. And because it produces maximum compression of the spine, it improves the flexibility of the neck and spine and relieves backache. It also firms and slims the abdomen and the waistline.