6 Benefits of Wild Thing Asana or Camatkarasana

6 Benefits of Wild Thing Asana or Camatkarasana


Wild Thing is also named as Camatkarasana in the Sanskrit language. This word is divided as Cah-maht-Kah-rahs-anna, which means the ecstatic unfolding of the enraptured heart in the Sanskrit language. One can perform this wild Thing asana for increasing the beauty of the strength properties in the body. Always ensure that you are fully focused and your body parts like wrist and shoulders are in full control of your brain because your wrist and shoulders tend to bear the whole body weight while performing this asana. Once you are perfectly ready to do the pose, feel the openness of the chest, the power of your body and allow yourself to breathe.

How to do Wild Thing or Camatkarasana asana step by step?

  • Begin with the download facing Dog or adho Mukha svanasana, then try to lift your right leg towards the ceiling and bend your knees as if you are going for the pose as a hip opener.
  • Secondly, slowly start to shift your body weight more into the left hand and foot as you begin to move into the side plank variation.
  • Then thirdly place your right foot on the floor behind the left leg, engage your glutes and lift your hips towards the ceiling in upwards direction.
  • Extend your right arm forward towards the top of the mat and keep lifting through the chest, relax your head and press through the left side of your body up.
  • Hold the posture for few seconds or breaths.
  • Then while leaving and relaxing from the pose, lift your right foot off the floor, bring your right hand back to the mat and move into a three-legged dog for a breath before lowering your right foot down to a downward-facing dog.
  • One can also perform this wild Thing asana from a reversed tabletop position,  which allows your supporting shoulders to find more stability while entering the pose in this way.

Benefits of Wild Thing Asana or Camatkarasana asana

  • Each and every pose we do benefits our body and brain in several ways. This asana is also quite beneficial for our body. The benefits of doing Wild Thing asana are as follows:
  • The poses of Wild Thing asana helps in opening the chest and stretching of our shoulders, lungs and throats, which are internal organs of our body.
  • This wild Thing asana helps in building strength in our arms, shoulders, wrists, and chest muscles.
  • It helps our body to open the front part of the thighs and hip flexors.
  • It also enhances the balance of our body.
  • It makes us more strong and increases our concentration and focus.

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