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.