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Spot the Difference: Camel Pose Exercise

During your ZEN•GA™ practice (and actually, for every mind-body practice!) ensure that you or your clients have top form in order to reap top results. In the latest edition of Spot the Difference, Lead Instructor Trainer Sarah Jarvis uses the Jumpboard on the Reformer to demonstrate a modification of the Camel Pose – can you identify which version is correct and which needs to be tweaked?

Version A

Version B

Scroll down to see how to perform this pose perfectly!

Version B is correct!

  1. Even spinal extension. For optimal support and to prevent muscle strain, Sarah maintains full cervical, thoracic and lumbar extension.

  2. Scapular stability. Sarah corrected the medial rotation of her shoulder and can now properly support an open chest and better facilitate extension.

  3. Open rib cage. This form adjustment enables thoracic extension.

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  1. Roberta Trzebinski | Oct 03, 2015

    Hi There, 

    whilst version A is definitely not right i really feel that even in version b there is still too much lumbar extension and not enough thoracic or cervical , so the evenness of the back extension seems to be a bit lost as the cervical seems tensed up... I know however how difficult it is to shoot the correct photo , having said so we should talk / identify more the Zenga philosophy / components of flow and yield which i feel are missing from this photo shoot... it looks too much pilates and not zenga ;-) 

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