Locust Pose (Salabhasana) – Learn How To Practice This Asana In 3 Easy Steps | Yoga with Nutan

LOCUST POSE


Sanskrit Name – Salabhasana

Sanskrit Name Meaning – SalabhLocust, 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:

  1. You have a back, neck, shoulder, arm or leg injury

  2. You’ve recently had surgery


BENEFITS OF LOCUST POSE (SALABHASANA)

  1. Builds strength in your upper body, glutes and legs

  2. May relieve lower back pain

  3. Opens the chest and increases blood flow to the entire body

  4. Helps with digestion


HOW TO PRACTICE LOCUST POSE (SALABHASANA) IN 3 EASY STEPS

  1. Lie down on your stomach with your feet together and your arms reaching back. Place your palms on the floor.

  2. Lift your chest, head, legs and arms back. Keep your palms on the ground. Lengthen your neck and spine. Gaze straight ahead.

  3. 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.


PREPARATORY POSES


Cobra Pose – Bhujangasana


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


COUNTER POSES


Bharadvaja’s Twist – Bharadvajasana


Supported Shoulderstand – Salamba Sarvangasana


Bow Pose – Dhanurasana


Camel Pose - Utrasana

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