The Locust Pose
The Locust Pose Opens your back, shoulders, spine, and abs. Strengthens the back Stimulates and is alleged to stimulate the organs of digestion, relieves stress. It is also alleged that it stimulates metabolism.
- It is not recommended for those who suffer from headaches or have back problems. It is not recommended for pregnant women.
Locust Pose Step by Step
- Lie on the stomach: Lie down on your stomach, with your arms on the mat near the sides of your body and your hands by your hips.
- Rest forehead on the mat: Rest your forehead on the mat with your neck relaxed, or lie your head downturned to one side.
- Liftoff ground: On an exhale, lift your head, arms, chest, and legs off the ground.
- Keep your legs straight and together, and your arms parallel to the ground.
- Look forward: Look straightforward, or if your neck feels tense, look down at the ground.
- Hold pose: Hold the pose for several breaths.
- Release pose: Release the pose by lowering your legs, torso, and arms.
- If you have trouble lifting both legs together, raise one and hold it for several seconds, then lower it and repeat with the other leg.
- If you have trouble raising your arms up, drop your palms to the mat and press down gently to help lift and expand your chest.
- If it hurts your hips to assume this pose, place a towel between your hip bones and the mat for added cushioning.