Ardha Salabhasana


The Ardha Salabhasana has also known as ” Half Locust Pose.”

The meaning word “Shalabh” is  ‘locust’ and “Ardha”…
means ‘half’. This yoga pose is an easier version of
Shalabasana. Performed with one leg at a time.
The final posture of this yoga pose  resembles a feeding locust,
Head lowered and tailed up. Helps to lose a few inches here and there with Ardha

How to do Ardha Salabasana

When we gain the weight, the first place where
most us put on, is on the thighs and then
on hips. Most of the time large hip measurements are
a result of sedentary habits. If you are sitting for
extra long hours at a stretch, whether due to your work
or as a matter of habit may also end up
with a thick bottom. Extra inches on the hips
can make the body look ugly, which
is why it is necessary to lose excess fat
around the hips for a perfect figure.
Although it is quite normal to gain weight on the
hips and thighs. Losing fat at these places is hard.
When women try to lose weight by
dieting they normally lose it in the following
order: Face, bust, waist, stomach, hips and
thighs. It can thus be seen that to lose inches on
the hips, it is important not to depend upon
dieting but to change certain habits and to get
Proper exercise. Many yoga asanas can be
useful for this purpose. One of these
postures is Ardha Salabhasana. Which along with other
benefits helps in tightening the buttocks and
reducing the size of the hips.
Ardha Salabhasana is an elementary form of
Salabhasana. It is an active posture. It is very
suitable for beginners and should be mastered
before trying Salabhasana.

Benefits of  Ardha Salabhasana

1. This posture is excellent for tightening up the
muscles around the hips and thereby reducing
2. It gives good exercise to the abdomen; it
activates the kidneys, liver and strengthens the
3. This posture gives a backward bend to the spine
and benefits the lower part of the spine.
4.It is useful in extricating waste matter
accumulated in the intestines.
5. It helps in curing constipation, gas troubles,
indigestion, dysentery, acidity and other
abdominal disorders. *Regular practice of this
asana helps in the prevention of piles


Anyone can do this nothing to worry for trying this yoga pose.