The Locust Pose (Salabhasana)

Locust Pose, also called Shalabhasana, This is one of the multi-advantageous yoga poses because it's helpful for relieving pain and also works very well when it comes to weight loss. This pose tests your back and abdominal strength. It's a simple backbend yoga pose and the best pose for maintaining and building your back body strength. If you have acute back pain or a slipped disc, avoid this pose.

Locust Pose

Beginner’s Tip

Beginners occasionally struggle to maintain this pose's lift of the body and legs. Start the pose by placing your hands on the floor slightly back from your shoulders and closer to your waist. To assist in lifting the upper chest, inhale and softly press your hands against the ground. Keep your hands where they are as you perform the posture, or after a few breaths.


NOTE: Before you start this, consult your doctor or an exercise professional about this pose. Don't try to do it alone.


Tip To Do -

1 - Lie down on your belly with your feet together and palms down.
2 - Extend your big toes straight back and press down on all ten toenails to activate your quadriceps.
3 - Place your hands lightly on the mat and slowly raise your head, legs, and chest, beginning with your inner thighs.
4 - Make sure your hands are not pressed together.
5 - Roll your shoulders back and up away from your mat, keeping the back of your neck long. To emphasize, lift your sternum instead of lifting your chin.


The Advantages of Locust Pose

1 - It improves your posture and counteracts the effects of sitting and computer work.
2 - It strengthens your vertebral column, buttocks, arms, legs, and back muscles.
3 - This boosts metabolism due to which fat formation is prevented and is also helpful for indigestion.
4 - This pose helps to repair your entire spinal cord and replenish it.
5 - Helps in rectifying urinary disorders.

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