shalabhaaasna

Shalabhasana

 

Shalabhasana

shalbhasna

  •  Lie on the stomach (prone position), with chin resting on the mat
  •  legs stretched full length–toes pointing outwards. 
  • Rest the arms by the sides, palms facing down–slightly pushed under the thighs.
  •  Close the eyes and be at ease, maintaining the body awareness.

The sequence of steps Shalabhasana – The Locust Pose

  •  Exhaling, in 3 seconds, raise the right leg (kept straight) as high as possible without lifting the hips; keeping the left leg firmly on the ground. While raising the leg, secure the palms and contract the lower back muscles.
  • Maintain this pose for 6 seconds, suspending the breath (final position).
  • Return to starting position: Inhaling, in 3 seconds, gently bring the raised foot down to attain starting position.
  • Follow the above steps with the left leg.
  •  perform the Asana with both the legs rising simultaneously, while exhaling to complete 1 round
  •  Practice 3 rounds, with pause in-between rounds.

precaution for Shalabhasana

shalabhaaasna

  • Hernia, hypertension, heart ailments, pregnancy and peptic ulcers.
  •  People with a protruding belly will have difficulty lying in a prone position.

 

Benefits of Shalabhasana

  1. Shalabhasana Strengthens the lower back, pelvic organs, legs, hip joints and arms.
  2. Shalabhasana helpsTones the sciatic nerves.
  3. Shalabhasana also Provides relief in backache, mild sciatica and slipped disc.
  4. Shalabhasana helps in unfavourable conditions of diseases of the stomach and bowels.shalbhasna
  5. Shalabhasana Enhances circulation to the spine and the whole upper body.
  6. Shalabhasana Favourably activates the kidneys, liver and all the organs of the lower part of the body.
  7.  Shalabhasana Increases abdominal pressure, regulating intestinal function and strengthening the abdominal walls.
  8. Shalabhasana Stimulates the appetite.
  9. Shalabhasana Backache during menses can be alleviated.