Sanskrit Name – Salabhasana
Sanskrit Name Meaning – Salabh – Locust, Asana - Pose
Type of Asana – Backbend
Target Areas – Back, Core, Torso, Arms and Legs
WHAT IS LOCUST POSE (SALABHASANA)?
Locust Pose (Salabhasana) is a “baby backbend” yoga pose that energises you, increases blood flow throughout the body and helps with digestion. It builds core muscles, opens the chest and works out the upper body and legs.
DO NOT PRACTICE LOCUST POSE (SALABHASANA) IF:
You have a back, neck, shoulder, arm or leg injury
You’ve recently had surgery
BENEFITS OF LOCUST POSE (SALABHASANA)
Builds strength in your upper body, glutes and legs
May relieve lower back pain
Opens the chest and increases blood flow to the entire body
Helps with digestion
HOW TO PRACTICE LOCUST POSE (SALABHASANA) IN 3 EASY STEPS
Lie down on your stomach with your feet together and your arms reaching back. Place your palms on the floor.
Lift your chest, head, legs and arms back. Keep your palms on the ground. Lengthen your neck and spine. Gaze straight ahead.
Slowly release everything to the ground to come out of the pose.
LOCUST POSE (SALABHASANA) VARIATION – HALF LOCUST POSE
Get into Locust Pose and then lift your arms behind you and interlace your fingers. Alternatively, you can just lift your arms behind you and not interlace your fingers.
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Cow Face Pose – Gomukhasana
Bridge Pose – Setu Bandha Sarvangasana
Reclining Hero Pose – Supta Virasana
Upward Facing Dog Pose – Urdhva Mukha Svanasana
Warrior I Pose – Virabhadrasana I
Hero Pose - Virasana
Bharadvaja’s Twist – Bharadvajasana
Supported Shoulderstand – Salamba Sarvangasana
Bow Pose – Dhanurasana
Camel Pose - Utrasana