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Locust

Salabasana

shahl-ah-BHA-sah-nah
Locust
Pose categories
Primary body parts engaged
Muscle Groups
Strengthens spine, legs and arms
Massages abdominal organs
Relieves stress

How to perform locust

  1. Lie on your stomach. Separate your feet hip-width apart and bring your arms by your sides, palms up. Rest your forehead on the floor.
  2. Raise your head, chest, arms and legs with an inhale. Reach your head and toes away from each other.
  3. Hold the pose and take slow, deep breaths.
  4. Lower with an exhale.
Alignment cues
  • Separate feet several inches
  • Keep head in line with spine
  • Firm your buttocks
  • Reach strongly through your toes
Avoid this pose if you have high blood pressure or heart conditions.
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Locust (Salabasana in Sanskrit) is a beginner yoga pose that belongs to the back bends category. This asana targets glutes & hip flexors, hamstrings, spine and triceps, and also involves abs, calves and middle back / lats muscles. Locust massages abdominal organs; strengthens spine, legs and arms and also relieves stress. Refer to the illustration and instructions above for how to perform this posture correctly. Discover more yoga asanas and yogic breathing exercises in our free yoga pose directory – a visual resource for yoga teacher training students as well as practitioners of all levels. Finally, shop our best-selling Yoga Cards products!

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