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Yoga Exercise - Locust Pose (Salabhasana)

The Locust Pose strengthens the abdominal muscles as well as the legs and arms, relieves stress, and improves posture. Take note: avoid doing this pose if you have chronic back injury. Learn how to assume the Locust Pose in this section.

STEP 1: Lie on your stomach with your arms alongside your body, palms facing up. Your forehead rests on the floor.

STEP 2: Gently lift your head.

STEP 3: Lift your head, upper torso, and arms.

STEP 4: Lift your legs. Keep your arms parallel to the floor. You will be resting on your abdomen and lower ribs. Stay on this position for about a minute.

This Asana is not as easy as it seems. As a safety guideline, listen to your body and stay within your limits. It is advisable to do this pose and other Yoga Exercises under the supervision of a Yoga instructor.


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