also known as Locust Pose. Salabha means a locust. The pose resembles that of a locust resting on the ground, hence the name. Salabhasana details provided to you by YogaIQ
1 . sleep straight on the floor on the stomach, face downwards. extend the arms back.
2. breath out, hold the head, chest and legs off the floor together as high as possible. The hands should not be touching floor and the ribs should not touch on the floor. Only the abdominal front part of the body rests on the floor and hold the weight of the body. (Step 1)
3. Contract the buttocks and stretch the thigh muscles. hold the feet fully stretched and straight, touching at the thighs, knee joints and ankles.
4. Do not bear the weight of the body on the hands but stretch them back to exercise the upper portion of the back muscles.
5. hold this posture as far as you can with normal breathing.
6. In the beginning it is difficult to lift the chest and the legs off the floor, but this becomes easier as the abdominal muscles grow stronger.
Salbhasana lower back pain (it strengthens the muscles along the sides of your lower back) , hamstring injuries, arthritis of the knees (it strengthens the leg muscles) , postural problems (such as excessive rounding and head-forward syndrome) , arm strength (in the versions where you lift your arms) , depression (for mild energizing when your energy is low) , general weakness. Salbhasana aids digestion and relieves gastric troubles and flatulence. Salbhasana is Yoga For Hamstring Injuries & Digestion.