Locust Pose (Salabhasana) Variation with a Block

Locust pose (Salabhasana in Sanskrit) strengthens the entire back of the body and stretches the front. It improves posture, stimulates abdominal organs, and can help to relieve stress.

Placing a block between the thighs helps prevent the legs from opening to the sides and moving out of alignment with the hips.

Locust Pose with a Block: How to Do it Step-by-Step

Step 1

Place a block between the thighs and begin by lying on your stomach with your arms at your sides. Rest your forehead on the mat.

Step 2

Inhale to raise your head, followed by your legs and arms. Squeeze the block between your thighs to prevent the legs from coming out of alignment.

Step 3

Lift your chest and widen across your collarbones, gazing down and slightly forward. Hold this pose for 3-5 breaths, then slowly lower back down to the mat.