Shalabhasana - The Locust Pose

Shalabha means grasshopper or locust.

In Shalabhasana we lie down on the floor with our stomach / chest down. Hands on the side, chin on the floor, fist slightly closed, and we raise our legs from feet upward, with no bending at knee and be in the pose for 5 to 11 breathe.

In this pose our hind is up like a grasshopper tail, so it is called locust or grasshopper pose.

People suffering from lower abdomen issues, hernia or appendicitis, should either avoid it or do this pose under proper guidance.

Shalabhasana helps
  • Strengthens lower back
  • Helps in preventing lower back pain
  • Improves digestion
  • Helps to relieve gas troubles and feeling of heaviness after meal
  • Improves toning of bowel
  • Helps in curing constipation
  • Helps in preventing sciatica