Locust – Salabhasana
Lie on your stomach with your hands at your sides, your palms facing upward and your forehead resting on the floor. A folded blanket may be placed beneath your pelvis and ribs for comfort. While exhaling, lift your head, arms, legs and upper torso up off of the floor. Your weight will be resting on your lower ribs, stomach and pelvis. The arms should be parallel to the floor. The gaze should be directed forward or slightly upward. Hold the position then release.
- The Locust Pose has been used therapeutically for constipation, fatigue, flatulence, indigestion and lower back pain.
- It strengthens the spine, buttocks and the backs of the arms and legs while stretching the shoulders, chest, belly and thighs.
- The Locust Pose can relieve stress, improve posture and stimulate the abdominal organs.
- It is use to improve spinal deviations, such as scoliosis, kyphosis, etc.