Day 21 of the #wildlove30days yoga challenge!
Locust Pose - Salabhasana
Start by lying on your belly and encourage a little length through the front of the body by wiggling the shoulders and chest away from the pelvis.
The feet fall hip distance and roll the little toes down (internally rotating the thighs).
Variation 1 press the hands under the shoulders and inhale to lift the head and chest. Draw the elbows in and back, try to float the hands off the floor and draw the core in!
Variation two rest the arms by the sides of the body, palms are facing down (externally rotate the shoulders) on an inhalation lift the head and chest.
Variation 3 you will explore lifting the head, chest... then the arms and then maybe the legs! Allow this to be a flowing layered movement rather than lifting all parts of the body up, take your time, breathe into each stage and stay focused.
As you inhale allow the chest to expand and lift, its very normal (and ok) for you to rock forwards and back. This creates an internal massage for the organs which also aids in core strength and abdominal health.
If you feel compression in the lower back draw the belly in and keep the legs low, think of lengthening the whole body from the crown of the head down to the toes!
+ Strengthens full back chain of the body
+ Stimulates core and Solar Plexus
+ Grounding posture
+ Opens hips and shoulders
+ Improves posture
+ Releases lower back pain (by strengthening it!)
Tips & adjustments:
- Guide the feet a little wider to release lower back
- Strengthen the upper back by lifting the arms in a 'cactus' position.
- Without lifting the head and upper body lift alternate legs.
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Have fun and enjoy!
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