Locust Pose is an intermediate pose, but can be performed by a beginner depending on flexibility.
Lie flat on the floor with your arms placed next to you and palms facing upwards and your forehead resting on the floor. Keep your legs close to each other and your big toes facing and touching each other.
Gently raise your legs, thighs, head and upper torso off the ground. The belly and the pelvis area are meant to be touching the ground. While lifting your body off the ground, ensure your buttocks are kept firm.
Locust Pose Yoga
Rise back as far as possible. Now lift your arms off the ground so that they are parallel to the ground and resist your body weight.
Keep your head straight so that you don’t strain your neck muscles.
Stay in this pose for 30-60 seconds and release by exhaling. Return to the normal relaxing position and repeat.
Benefits of the locust pose
- This pose strengthens the buttocks, spine, arms and legs.
- It stretches the chest and shoulders and the thighs.
- It helps relieve stress and stimulates the abdominal organs.
- It improves balance and posture.
- Therapeutically this pose relieves from constipation, flatulence, indigestion, back pain, sciatica and fatigue.
As a beginner, you may find it difficult to lift your torso and the legs and thighs at the same time. To help you perform this pose, leave your hands next to your torso so you get the right support from them.