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Ushtrasana Part II

Ushtrasana Part II–Coming out of the pose Coming out of ushtrasana should be done slowly and with care.  One should imagine “rolling up” one vertebra at a time to a kneeling position.  Start by returning the palms of the hands to the sacral area.  This is achieved by flexing the

Pose Breakdown: Ushtrasana, Part I

Ushtrasana:  Part I Ushtrasana opens the chest (pectoralis major/minor) and fronts of the shoulders (anterior deltoids), stretches the hip flexors (iliopsoas), and front thighs (quadriceps) while increasing flexibility and strength of the spine and strengthening glutes.  Benefits also include stimulation of the spinal nerve and stretching of the digestive organs.  With long

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