Wild Thing

Explore this expansive backbend of wonder and astonishment

Wild Thing Yoga Pose

Camatkara = wonder and astonishment · asana = pose

In this pose, you are going to press down with three things at once—your right hand, left foot, and right foot— which will lift your hips. Sweep your left arm overhead. Imagine that you’re lying back over a humongous barrel, creating a long, curved spine and open chest. Don’t make this a big deal.

Be content with how the pose is for you today. Rather than over-arching and over-reaching, remember the feeling of being supported in grounding poses. Feel the space both underneath and above you. Support from underneath invites contentment; opening to the possibility above invites joy and delight. Stay here for no more than 3 breaths. Exhale to lower and repeat on the other side.