Camatkarasana – Wild Thing

Camatkarasana – Wild Thing

Camatkarasana is derived from the combination of the Sanskrit words Camatkara(Surprise or Miracle or spectacular or wonderful) andasana (posture or pose). It is called as Wild Thingin English.

Preparatory Poses for Camatkarasana are Side Plank Pose (Vasisthasana), Downward-Facing Dog (Adho Mukha Svanasana) and Bow Pose (Dhanurasana); and the follow Up Poses are Downward Facing Dog (Adho Mukha Svanasana) and Child’s Pose (Balasana).


  1. Start with forming the downward facing dog pose (Adho mukha svanasana) on the yoga mat.
  2. Maintain the balance.
  3. Lift your left hand and left leg off from the yoga mat.
  4. Shift the body weight to your right hand and the outside of your right heel.
  5. Breathing should be normal.
  6. Left hand should be straight and point upwardly (like side plank pose or vasisthasana).
  7. Now slowly bring your left leg back to place the ball of your left foot on the yoga mat.
  8. Note: You can bend your both knees to maintain the balance.
  9. Keep lower your left hand and try to stretch it backwardly.
  10. Try to maintain the balance.
  11. Breathing should be normal.
  12. Hold in this position for few seconds (10 to 50 seconds).
  13. Repeat all the above steps with the opposite side.
  14. Practise this pose at least twice (both sides) will bring the better results.


  • Opens the lungs, shoulders, chest, hips and hip flexors and the front of the legs.
  • Helps to cure the mild depression.
  • Stimulates the Anahata (heart chakra).
  • Strengthens the shoulders and upper back.
  • Improves the blood circulation.
  • Increases the mental clarity.
  • Stretches the back, shoulders, throat and chest.
  • Energizes the mind and the body.
  • Cures the fatigue.
  • Improves the balance.


People with the following problem please avoid practising this pose, or practise under the expert’s supervisions and doctor’s advice.

  • Back injuries
  • Spine Problems
  • Carpel Tunnel Syndrome
  • Sore neck
  • Wrist Injury
  • Shoulder problems
  • Headaches
  • Rotator Cuff injuries
  • Migraine
  • High blood pressure

Practise this yoga daily, will yield the better results.

It’s must to do this pose in the morning with empty stomach.

Always listen to your body, and know your limits. While practise, if you find any pain or discomfort, please exit the pose and ask for the expert’s guidance and doctor’s advice.

Beginners please do not practise this pose by yourself that would cause the injuries.

To master this pose, one should overcome the fear of falling.

At the beginning you can practise with the support of the wall.