Locust Pose | Salabhasana | How to do Locust Pose | Benefits of Locust Pose

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About locust pose

Locust Pose or Salabhasana is Sanskrit word means “locust” or “ grasshopper” and, Asana means pose or posture. Yoga Teachers and instructor prefer to perform the Locust Pose or Salabhasana yoga pose in the morning.

This pose may seem to be a bit easy, but it is way more exciting and challenging to do in person.

How to do Locust Pose

  1. Before starting this pose, you may need to pad the floor a bit for this you can fold a blanket and place it below your pelvis and ribs.
  2. Now lie on the side of your belly and keep the arms along the front of your torso. Palm should be facing upwards. the forehead should be resting on the floor.
  3. Slowly turn your toes towards each other to rotate your thighs inwardly and firm your buttocks, so your tailbone presses toward your pubic bone.
  4. Raising your arms exactly parallel to the floor stretch the back actively with a reasonable force through your fingertips. Push up your arms towards the ceiling while imagining a resistance made by some weights pressing down your arms. Press your shoulder bones firmly into your back.
  5. Stare forward or a slight upward while keeping your focus steady and firm, the chin should be held high the base of the skull should be lifted, and the back of the neck should be extended.
  6. Stay in the same position for around 30 seconds to 1 minute according to your capability. Take a few breaths and repeat the same for the 2-3 time more if needed.

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Benefits of Locust Pose

Locust pose yoga is one of the best ways out to strengthen the body in all the aspects.

It strengthens the muscles of the spine, buttocks, and backs of the arms and legs. Locust yoga provides good stretches the shoulders, chest, belly, and thighs.

It helps in improving postures, stimulates abdominal organs. it also helps in it’s the best way to relieve stress


People with any recent or chronic neck injuries should keep their head in a neutral position by not stressing and just looking down at the floor . one can also support their forehead on a thickly folded blanket. Though it is a simple yoga pose at specific state or circumstances, it may cause headache or some severe back injury.

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