Because of winter, cold and humidity you can feel little pain at joints and muscles at all ages. In addition to this, the shortest days don’t encourage to go out often and nervousness and tensions can happen. But a little yoga exercise, the camel pose, can really help us remove muscle rigidity and tensions of stomach, back, shoulders and neck. This asana, if done with constancy, can give you flexibility, but also strength and lightness at the same time and can also promote a calm mind, focused on the present.
Sit down on your heels, the arms are stretched and the hands are on the yoga mat near your heels. Open the chest and bend backwards the head during exhaling. Stay in the pose, breathe.
Return on the initial pose, sit on the heels and take a book that will help you support the body in this pose. Put the book behind you, near the feet, and lean the hands on the book. Lift now the glutes, push gently forwards the hips while the back bends backwards. Also the head goes backwards and you look towards the ceiling.
Now, go back to the initial pose and put away the book. Stay on your knees. Bring the hands on the low back, slowly bend backwards the back and try to grab the ankles with your hands. The head goes backwards. Remove all the tensions and breathe.