SHALABHASANA (locust pose)




1. Lie on your stomach with legs stretched, and feet together, chin resting on the ground. Keep both your hands under the thighs.

2. While inhaling, slowly lift both your legs upwards and stretch as far as possible without bending the knees and toes. Retain this position for some time and then, while exhaling, lower your legs slowly and bring back to the original position.

3. Repeat this three to four times.

Benefits & Precautions:

However, persons suffering from hernia, cardiac complaints and ulcer should avoid this asana. This asana helps to relieve arthritis and rheumatism. It strengthens the whole body, particularly the lungs, abdominal organs, sciatic nerves, prostate glands and the kidneys. It also provides relief in cases of diabetes, constipation, dyspepsia, bronchitis, etc.