Locust Pose

Salabhasana

Locust Pose

What is Locust Pose?

Locust pose, or salabhasana, is a back-strengthening posture. From a prone position, the feet, legs, head and chest are lifted upward using the strength of the back.

Instructions

  • Lie on your belly with your legs together.
  • Bring your arms by your sides, palms facing up.
  • Lift your feet, legs, head and chest with an inhale.
  • Stretch your head and toes away from each other.
  • Breathe while holding the pose.

Cautions

  • Avoid if you have heart conditions and/or high blood pressure

Benefits of Locust Pose

  • Strengthens the back, legs and arms
  • Improves digestion
  • Relieves back pain
  • Invigorates the mind

Locust Pose Details

Sanskrit Name
Salabhasana
Pronunciation
shahl-ah-BHA-sah-nah
Pose Level
Beginner
Yoga Type
Drishti
Nasagre (Tip of the nose)
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