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Camel Poser July 26, 2011

Posted by indigobunting in Uncategorized.

Camel. Photo grabbed from the Internet.

For someone who loves camels as much as I do, I find it sad that I may never master the camel pose in yoga. My editor neck and shoulders seem to be forever locked in an impossible tightness only slightly and temporarily loosened by massage and chiropractic. Of course, if I would regularly practice yoga, instead of taking a class once a week, I might get there in a year or two.

Why couldn’t savasana be called camel?

Savasana. Photo grabbed from the Internet.


1. helen - July 26, 2011

The great thing about yoga is all the modifications. You don’t have to reach your feet in camel pose–place them on your lower back instead. There’s even a modification for savasana! (for people like me who get lower back pain in that pose).

indigo bunting - July 26, 2011

I’ve seen the savasana modifications! And that’s exactly where I am in camel pose, by the way (after which my lower back hurts—let’s face it, I’m a mess). I just yearn for the full pose.

2. Lali - July 27, 2011

Oh, Indigo, your editor neck NEEDS camel pose! Helen’s right, somebody should be able to show you a painless way to make progress.

3. Mali - July 28, 2011

I wish I could join your class once a week. I harbour dreams of joining a regular yoga class, and being lithe, supple, and slender. Sigh. Not happening.

4. Deloney - July 29, 2011

Long ago I used to watch an American tv show called “Lilias, Yoga and You.” It was on early in the morning. I never did any of the exercises or poses. I thought about it, but I just watched, smoked a cigarette and drank my tea.

indigo bunting - August 3, 2011

I’ve done nearly the same with Rodney Yee.

5. Fran Hill - August 2, 2011

. I just wanted to tell you that I’ve had the chance to read your November Project essays and I loved the now of them. Great work!
Thanks for the enjoyable read.

indigo bunting - August 3, 2011

Thanks, Fran! I need to start writing SOMETHING again. Are you blogging anywhere? I miss reading you.

6. Damyanti - August 2, 2011

I have a stiff back and neck too, but I’ve discovered that the secret to flexibility (other than yoga classes) is stretches. after every mad bit of frantic scribbling or typing, i walk about for five minutes and do a series of stretches of the neck, arm, back and shoulder. Helps!

indigo bunting - August 3, 2011

If only I could be as religious about stretching as I am about cardio!

7. Bridgett - August 5, 2011

You Camel Poser. Like an insult. I like it.

8. helen - August 5, 2011

Did you change the title of this post?

9. indigo bunting - August 6, 2011

B: Yup. H: Nope.

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