If tight hip flexors are holding you back from pressing up into a Full Wheel comfortably, Camel Pose is an important pose to add to your home practice. In addition to helping out tight hips, it increases flexibility in your shoulders and lower back.
- Kneel at the front of your mat with your knees under your hips. Reach your right hand back toward your right heel, and then reach your left hand toward your left heel. Your hands are there for balancing support, so don't lean all your weight onto them.
- Try to shift your weight forward onto your knees, which will increase the stretch in your quads, belly, and chest.
- Lower your head behind you, and stay here for five breaths.
Read on for more details about correct alignment in Camel Pose.
Source: Laughing River Yoga