Ebony Howard at Eb & Flow Yoga Studio gave me a useful pointer that helps my spine open. She told me to tighten my quads and zip up my inner thighs, making them rock solid before going into the back bend part. She had me practice holding my thighs against a wall and also put a block in between them to feel the inner thighs. Note to self: continue working on those quads and inner thighs.
Does anyone else get these weird sensations in Camel?