Karuna Yoga Vidya Peetham Bangalore

Salabhasana – Locust Posture

(salabha – locust)


  • Come to (Makrasana) Crocodile relaxation posture, bring legs together toes pointing outward, heels together , knees together , legs , torso in a straight line.
  • Place palms under inner thigh, exhale, and tighten buttocks, hips, thighs, and knee and ankle joints.
  • Inhale, with support of palms lifts both legs up as height as possible, by knees straight, chin chest abdomen touching floor.
  • Balance legs by chest and chin.
  • Breathing very deep in and out, stay for 10 to 20 seconds, come back to
  • Makrasana by exhaling, and relax.


  • This asana tones and adjusts the functioning of the liver and other abdominal organs, especially the intestines, pancreas, and kidneys.
  • It is very useful for relieving and eliminating diseases of the stomach and bowels, and it stimulates the appetite.
  • It strengthens the lower spine and heart, and tones the sciatic nerves.
  • Stimulates abdominal organs.
  • Helps relieve stress.



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