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Salabhasana – Locust Pose

Salabhasana, or locust pose, is an intermediate level position that aims to stretch your shoulders, thighs, chest and navel.

 

The health benefits associated with the salabasana pose include strengthening your core muscles whilst gently expanding your chest and thorax.

 

However, if you have recently suffered from neck or back injury, you should always consult a doctor before attempting the position. If possible, always arrange to learn this position under the supervision of an experienced teacher.

 

Instructions for Salabhasana
  • Begin by lying flat on your front with your knees together. Position your arms so that they are at a 45 degree angle away from your torso.
  • Inhale, and push your lower torso and pubic bone downwards. At the same time lift your arms, legs, chest and head off the floor. Your eyes should be looking in front of you.
  • Keeping your knees contracted, stretch out through your fingertips and hold for 10-20 seconds. Ensure to keep your shoulders dropped.

 

Required Preparatory Poses 

 

Follow-Up Poses Include:

 

Synonyms of Salabhasana: Grasshopper Pose
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