Shalabhasana(Locust Pose) : Benefits, Method, Precautions, Modifications

Shalabhasana Shalabhasana(Locust Pose) : Benefits, Method, Precautions, Modifications

30 Min activity


Locust pose
A healthy body needs a healthy digestive system. Our digestive system is one of the most overrated parts of our body. People don’t often focus on the digestive system and somehow suffers a lot due to the negligence of human being. To live a healthy lifestyle, it is very important to focus on your digestive system and strengthen it. You can do that by practicing yoga. Yoga is the need of the generation. This generation suffers a lot. Covid -19 also affected our digestive system. so, it becomes very important for an individual to focus on their health and improve the digestive system and enhance immunity.
Yoga is the only thing that can help improve the overall health of an individual. It will enhance immunity and help you to fight against various diseases. Hence, practicing yoga could be beneficial.
Shalabhasana or locust pose is one such asana that can be practiced by an individual to strengthen their abdomen organs and digestive system.
Shalabhasana is derived from the Sanskrit language. The English meaning of the terms is Shalabh means locust,Asana means pose
Hence, Shalabhasana is also known as the locust pose. The name was derived from the posture that this pose makes. This pose makes the posture of a grasshopper or locust. Hence, this pose is called a locust pose. Locust pose is very effective in improving our digestive system. This pose gives a massage to your digestive system and hence improves the overall health of the digestive system. Shalabhasana is a prone- backbend asan. This pose can be practiced by bending your back by lying on your belly.
this pose will strengthen your core and enhance flexibility.

Step 1: lay on your belly and place your hands beside your hips. You should be careful while practicing the pose.
Step 2: Keep your back, neck, and legs straight and stretched. You should stretch your whole body to the maximum.
Step 3: To perform the pose bring your hands in the forward direction and stretch them out. Your hands should be fully stretched in the forward direction.  
Step 4: Raise your legs and hands simultaneously. Your abdomen must not lift. Do not force yourself while lifting. You should not force your breathing. This may cause injury. Hence, an individual needs to do this pose very patiently.
Step 5: Hold on to the pose for 30 seconds at least and focus on your breathing. Do not force breathing.  
Step 6: Repeat the pose at least 5 times.   
Precautions: Props and modification: