An effective way to strengthen the muscles of the back of the body, the attitude of Locust or Salabhasana (sha-la-BAHS-anna), is an accessible introduction to the arches. Salabhasana is a fundamental posture that helps the physical body prepare itself for more demanding postures.
The grasshopper, of course, is not easy. By refining the actions that take place in this asana, students will discover the secrets of many other asanas, including Dhanurasana.
Salabha is a name of the insect called Locust. In the final position it looks like a locust.
Lie down on the prone with hands above the head keeping straight alongside the head resting the palms on the ground, touching the chin on the floor and legs together, soles acing up. Keep the body from toes to head in a straight line.
1. Make the fists and place it under the root of the thigh.
2. Raise both the legs together up from the waist.
3. Return to position No.1
4. Return to sthiti.
Benefits Of Salabhasana
- Complements the results of Bhujangasana. Hips lumbar region, pelvic abdominal, Thighs, kidneys and legs are toned up Activates pancreas.
- Useful I combating constipation, gastritis, diabetes and lumbago.
- The body becomes light, agile and active and helps in sense control.
Caution: persons suffering from urinary tract disorders, hernia and hypertension should avoid.
Mode of Branding.
In the final position, the knees should be straight.
Mode of breathing:
Breathe out whenever you move downwards and inhale while rasing up . Normal breathing in the final position.
Modifications and variations
- You can keep your feet and thighs on the ground to reduce the intensity of this posture.
- Place a block under the forehead of students with pain or injury in the neck to reduce muscle tension while keeping their head up.
- For beginners, use a rolled blanket to support the thighs or sternum.
- Lift your legs one at a time to decrease the intensity.
- To increase the intensity of the posture, knit the hands behind the back to stretch on the chest and shoulders.
- For a deeper curvature, bend the knees and lift the feet and legs as much as possible.
- A close relative of Salabhasana, Makarasana or sea monster challenges the body by clasping his hands at the base of the skull and then posing practising the grasshopper in the same way as the rest of the body.
Contraindications and warnings:
Injury to the back, neck and spine.
When you start Practicing Salabhasana, it is useful to practice your hands on the ground to lift the chest correctly. Unlike Cobra Pose, you should place your hands closer to the waist behind your shoulders. While you do not want to press your hands too much, you can also gently press the palms of your hands to lift your upper body and chest.
Breathe a couple of times with your hands down, before trying to return to the full expression of the posture. As you lose height, continue to strengthen your back muscles by placing your hands on the mat.