Salabhasana is a SANSKRIT word that means Salabha means "Locust" and Asana means "Pose". It is also called the Locust pose or Grasshopper pose. This asana helps in strengthening your pelvic portions. Salabhasana helps to stretch your back, spine, and chest and you feel rejuvenated and have more positive energy in your body.
Salabhasana (Locust Pose) is an intermediate backbend pose that stretches your entire back, spine, and chest and helps you to feel rejuvenated and energized.
Lie on your belly with your hands wi your body. Breathe in and slowly lift your legs and upper torso. It ensures that to keep your knees straight and lift your leg upwards. your knees keep straight and lift your leg upwards. your both hands alongside your body with palms facing down. Your total weight should rest on your pelvis, lower ribs, and belly. stay in this pose for a few breaths. Breathe out and bring your legs and slowly head down to the floor. Rest some while and repeat the same exercise 2 or 3 times.
Benefits of the Salabhasana Yoga:
There are the most important health benefits of Salabhasana yoga are,
1. Salabhasana helps to reduce belly fat and tone the abdomen.
2. This position helps to strengthen your back muscles.
3. This asana helps in repairing your spinal cord and replenishes it.
4. The asana strengthens neck muscles, rectifies neck pain, and repairs defects in the neck joints.
5. Salabhasana helps to improve digestion problems and reduce the problem of constipation.
6. This yoga helps to reduce urinary problems.
7. Salabhasana yoga helps to strengthen the reproductive system.
8. Salabhasana increases strengthen the hip bones and reduce the fat in the area of thigh muscles.
9. This pose is especially recommended for children to increase their concentration levels.
10. Locust pose also regulates the acid-base balance of the body effectively.
Step by step Salabhasana yoga:
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.