Wild Thing Pose



Wild Thing Pose is a fun and invigorating pose with many benefits:

  • Stretches the chest, shoulders and throat
  • Opens the hips and hip flexors
  • Stretches and strengthens the back
  • Energizes the body and mind
  • Pose

  • Cautions

  • Modifications

  • Carpel Tunnel Syndrome
  • Back or spine injuries
  • For a challenging transition, from Wild Thing Pose, reach to the floor with both hands to find Upward Facing Bow Pose.
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  • Step-by-step

Camatkarasana (cah-maht-kah-RAHS-anna)

  1. Start in Downward Facing Dog Pose. Raise your right leg up towards the sky and stack your right hip over your left. Bend your right knee to bring your heel towards your buttocks. Keep the pressure in both hands even for a few breaths.
  2. Keeping your hips stacked, bring your shoulders forward over your hands. Now take a peak over your left shoulder and have a look at the toes on your right foot. Slowly let those toes come down to the ground beside your mat as your flip yourself over and reach your right hand forwards.
  3. Your left foot is now facing towards the back of your mat and you are on the ball of your right foot with your right knee bent. Push down through both feet and your left hand as you lift your hips upwards towards the sky. Keep reaching your right hand forwards and slightly down.
  4. Draw your shoulders on to your back and find a backbend as you let your head hang back behind you.
  5. Stay here for 2-5 breaths, then flip yourself back over to Downward Facing Dog. Repeat on the other side.
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