Shalabhasana – Locust / Grasshopper Pose-1

The name comes from the Sanskrit words “shalabh” which means “grasshopper”.

BENEFITS

The important asanas for the health of  the lower back  and for the spinal chord. This section also covers sciatica pain, slip disc and cervical spondylitis, and weight management.

Types

There are three types of Salabhasana Exercise.
Stage 1 . Salabhasana – I / Locust Pose- I

Steps

1. Lie down with your stomach. Keep both the feet together, and hands resting underneath the thighs. Palms facing up.

Shalabhasana
Step 1: Resting position


2. Take breath in and Lift your right leg up till 30 degree very gently,knee straight, toes stretched to opposite direction. The chin should rest on the ground.

 
Hold the breath while remain in the same position for 10-30 secs and while exhaling put the leg down.
 
 
Shalabhasana
Step 2: Lift right leg: Hold the breath for 10-30 secs
 
3. Similarly do with the left leg too. With both single leg, practitioner can do it for 5-7 times.
 
Hold the breath while remain in the same position for 10-30 secs and while exhaling put the leg down.
 
Shalabhasana
Step 3: Lift left leg: Hold the breath for 10-30 secs
 
4. And then with both the legs joined together, do it for 2-4 times.
Hold the breath while remain in the same position for 10-30 secs and while exhaling put the legs down.
 
Shalabhasana
Step 4: Lift left and right legs: Hold the breath for 10-30 secs. After that come back to step 1
Repeat all steps again…….
Remember, you don’t have to lift the head. Start your first day with twice or thrice and then slowly increase to thrice or 5 -7 times per day. 
 
 

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