Wild Thing

Camatkarasana

Wild Thing Pose is an advanced backbending posture that stretches the whole front of the body, promotes flexibility of the spine, opens the shoulders, and strengthens the arms and legs. This pose is sometimes referred to as 'flipping the dog' because it begins in downward-facing dog, and is then reversed into a backbend. According to Yoga Journal the Sanskrit name of this pose, Camatkarasana, means: "the ecstatic unfolding of the enraptured heart."