Locust Pose (Salabhasana) strengthens the lower back, buttocks, legs and abdomen. It helps prevent constipation and aids the digestive system. This pose also helps improve posture.
Locust Pose – How To
1 Lie on your stomach and bring your hands together under your abdomen and make two fists.
2 With your chin on the floor and with legs together inhale and raise your right leg off the floor. Hold this for as long as is comfortable, lowering it on an exhalation.
3 Repeat with your left leg.
4 After a short rest, on an inhalation raise both legs together (as in photo). Hold this pose, whist continuing to breathe, without undue strain, exhaling as you bring the legs back to the floor.
Do not perform this asana if you have blood pressure problems or have a weak heart.
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