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Locust Pose - Salabhasana

Locust Pose - Salabhasana


Yoga Pose Steps

1 - Lie on belly with arms along sides of torso. Your palms should face up and forehead should rest against floor.

2 - Turn big toes toward each other to inwardly rotate thighs, and firm buttocks so that tailbone (coccyx) presses toward pubis.

3 - Exhale and lift head, upper torso, arms, and legs away from floor. You will be resting on lower ribs, belly, and the front of pelvis.

4 - Firm buttocks and reach strongly through legs, first through heels to lengthen muscles at back of legs, then through bases of big toes. Keep big toes turned towards each other.

5 - Raise arms parallel to floor and stretch back actively through fingertips.

6 - Imagine there’s a weight pressing down on backs of upper arms, and push up toward ceiling against this resistance. Press shoulder blades (scapulas) firmly into back.

7 - Gaze forward or slightly upward, being careful not to extend chin forward and crunch back of neck.

8 - Keep base of skull lifted and back of neck long.

9 - Stay for 30 seconds to 1 minute in this position and then release with an exhalation.

10 - Take a few breaths and repeat a few times.

11 - Follow these Salabhasana steps carefully and do not make any changes to them. It is important to follow the Salabhasana sequence of steps to maximise the benefits of this asana.

Yoga Pose Benefits

  • Strengthens leg, arm, and wrist
  • Tones legs and buttocks
  • Improves digestion
  • Reduces fatigue and helps with insomnia.

Yoga Pose Cautions

  • Avoid if have any issues with neck pain or injury.

Yoga Pose Affected BodyParts

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