Locust Pose • Salabhasana


STEP 1 - Begin by lying on your stomach with your arms by your side, palms facing up and forehead on the earth. Relax and get heavy. Firm your buttocks and internally rotate the legs, pressing your pubic bone into the earth.

STEP 2 - Inhale and bring your shoulders off the ground, squeezing the scapula, and raising your heart. Simultaneously bring your legs off the mat and reach your arms and hands backwards. Legs and arms reaching up and back as the heart comes forward, keeping the back of the neck long.

Target Area:

Buttocks, Hamstrings, Calves, Lower Back, Lungs, Upper Back, Arms, Neck

Therapeutic Focus:

Relieves fatigue, tones and stimulates the digestive organs and in particular the organs of elimination. Relieves indigestion and lower-back pain.

Props & Modifications:

If lifting both legs is too intense, you can start by lifting one leg and then the other.