#WellnessWednesday - Yoga for Life: Week 54

Locust Pose / Salabhasana

Benefits:

  • Strengthens entire back of body.
  • Stretches the front of the body.
  • Can help relieve stress.

Foundation & General Alignment:

  • Start laying on stomach, hands are flat on ground by your side, and tops of feet are flat on ground with toes pressing into the ground.
  • Either at the same time, or one after the other: lift both arms and legs.
  • Keep front of body engaged.
  • Chest is off the ground, you’re balancing on the front of your body.
  • Keep shoulders back from your ears, arms should be straight.
  • Head is looking forward in a natural position.

Common Problems:

  • Craning of the head/neck.
  • Shoulders are up by ears or not flat on back.

Modifications:

  • Instead of doing both arms and legs for more ease you can do just the upper body.
  • For more comfort put a blanket underneath stomach/pelvis.  
  • For a more advanced pose you can bring arms above head instead of on the sides of body.

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