'Ardha’ means half, 'Uṣṭrā' means camel and asana means posture.
The final version of this āsana resembles the hump of a camel. In this version, only the first stage (half) of the āsana is being practiced.
Place your blanket or your yoga mat on the surface.
It helps to strengthen back and neck muscles.
Those who have undergone abdominal surgery should avoid this āsana for 4-5 months.