Wild Thing… Pose of the Week

Wild Thing

“You Make My Heart Sing…You Make Everything Groovy”

Sanskrit: Camatkarasana (ka-mat-KRAS-anna)

This pose is an invigorating back bend that encourages you to building strength to support your full body weight. The untamed freedom allows you to open your heart, opening up the legs, hips, and torso while building heat in your chest.Wild thing allows you to open your heart with positivity, while still allowing a stable grounded foundation.

Wild Thing: Step-by-Step Instructions


Start in Adho Mukha Svanasana (Downward-Facing Dog).



Bring your weight into your right hand and roll onto the outer edge of your right foot like  Vasisthasana (Side Plank Pose).



On an inhalation, lift your hips with buoyancy. Stay strong in your right hand making a clawing action with the fingers. Keep the head of the right arm bone back. On an exhalations, step your left foot back and place your toes on the floor with your knee partially bent.


Curl back through your upper back to create a sweeping action of the shoulder blades into the back of the rib cage.



On an inhalation lift your hips higher until you curl more into a backbend with your right foot solid on the ground.


Keep breathing and curl your head back, extending your left arm from your heart and expressing your power and freedom.



Hold for 5-10 breaths breaths, return to Down Dog and repeat on the other side.


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