The locust pose is also known as Salabhasana and grasshopper pose. It is a back-bending pose and belongs to the intermediate level. However, most beginners can also do this pose very easily. It is an excellent pose that has benefits like:
• Strengthening the lower back muscles. (yoga for back pain)
• Toning the abdominal muscles.
• Stimulating the inner organs.
• Improving posture.
To improve the locust pose, it is important to understand each step in doing this pose thoroughly. Let us see how to do the locust pose.
• Lie on your stomach on a comfortable surface.
• Place the arms beside your body with the palms facing up.
• Inhale, and lengthen your body without moving your legs, arms, or head. You will feel the body tightened.
• Gently lift the right leg, hold the position, and keep breathing.
• Exhale and gently bring the right leg down.
• Repeat the same steps with the left leg.
• Inhale, and with gentle force, lift both legs as high as possible.
• Do not bend the knees.
• Hold the position for 2-3 breaths.
• Exhale, and release the pose.