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Day 29 – Stiff

Monday, February 15th, 2010
Camel Pose

Camel Pose

Man!  I can definitely tell when I have taken a few days off of yoga.  I was really out of it today and not as limber as I will probably be tomorrow.

Today’s pose is Camel Pose (Ustrasana).  Camel Pose and I have a love/hate relationship.  Since Camel is only one of two back bending postures (the other, of course, is the half moon series) in the series of Bikram yoga postures, it is always a challenge.

The Camel Pose really targets cleansing of your liver.  Sometimes that flushing sensation of cleansing your liver, ends up making you nauseous or a little lite headed.  It just means that you are getting rid of toxins and it is best to stay in the pose.  I suppose that’s why I have a hate relationship with it, because I hate that feeling, but I do feel refreshed when it is over with.

Below I have included a list of the 26 Bikram yoga poses.  I only have 4 more postures to go until you get new postures!  Namaste.

26 Bikram Yoga Poses

1. Pranayama Series (Standing Deep Breathing Pose)
2. Ardha-Chandrasana and Pada-Hastasana (Half Moon Pose and hands to Feet)
3. Utkatasana (Awkward Pose)
4. Garurasana (Eagle Pose)
5. Dandayamana-Janushirasana (Standing Head to Knee Pose)
6. Dandayamana-Dhanurasana (Standing Bow Pulling Pose)
7. Tuladandasana (Balancing Stick Pose)
8. Dandayamana-Bibhaktapada-Paschimotthanasana (Standing Separate Leg Stretching Pose)
9. Trikanasana (Triangle Pose)
10. Dandayamana-Bibhaktapada-Janushirasana (Standing Separate Leg Head to Knee Pose )
11. Tadasana (Tree Pose)
12. Padangustasana (Toe Stand Pose)
13. Savasana (Dead Body Pose)
14. Pavanamuktasana (Wind Removing Pose)
15. Sit-up
16. Bhujangasana (Cobra Pose)
17. Salabhasana (Locust Pose)
18. Poorna-Salabhasana (Full Locust Pose)
19. Dhanurasana (Bow Pose)
20. Supta-Vajrasana (Fixed Firm Pose)
21. Ardha-Kurmasana (Half Tortoise Pose)
22. Ustrasana (Camel Pose)
23. Sasangasana (Rabbit Pose)
24. Janushirasana with Paschimotthanasana (Head to Knee Pose)
25. Ardha-Matsyendrasana (Spine Twisting Pose)
26. Khapalbhati (Blowing in Firm Pose)