Salabhasana, Shalabhasana ( Sanskrit: शलभासन; IAST: Śalabhāsana), Locust Pose, or [1 ] Grasshopper Pose is an [2 ] asana.
Etymology [ edit ]
The name comes from the Sanskrit words "shalabh" meaning "grasshopper"
Description [ edit ]
It is back bend, or spine stretch, using the strength of the upper and middle back to lift the weight of the legs as high as possible from a starting position face down on the floor. It improves flexibility and coordination and increases strength and stamina.
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Cautions [ edit ]
Beginners may find that their shoulder and elbow flexibility is not sufficient to allow them to get the hands palm down right underneath the body.
Variations [ edit ]
Variations of this asana are:
Ardha Salabhasana (Half Locust Pose)
[5 ] [6 ] Poorna Salabhasana (Full Locust Pose)
Bikram style of yoga, the asana referred to as Salabhasana has three stages which follow one after the other. [ The asana of the same name in the ] citation needed Astanga style of yoga corresponds to stage three of the Bikram style asana. [ ] citation needed
Preparatory asanas [ edit ]
In several styles of yoga, including
Bikram Yoga and Astanga Yoga, Salabhasana is commonly performed after Bhujangasana, a related asana working on a different part of the spine. [ ] citation needed
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