Yoga for Your Seder Table - Camel Pose

Why not try this one at your Pesach table? You can even do a seated version by placing your hands on the side of your chair and arching your back backwards, just like a camel. It’s easy when you know how. The yogis called this posture ‘Ustrasana’ and it’s all about opening up your heart space and feeling free. We often read how Pharaoh had a ‘hard heart’ (look in the Book of Exodus/Shmot and see if you can find where it is written). On Pesach we are trying to keep our hearts soft and open to other people – that’s why we begin the seder by saying ‘all who are hungry, let them come and eat’. So….try Camel Pose and open up your heart!! 

Marcus J Freed is a studio-trained yogi, yeshiva-trained educator, published author and classically-trained actor.   Check out more Kosher Sutras at or email [email protected] to receive your free weekly Kosher Sutra. Discover more about his general programs at

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