Home
Search Holisticonline
Grandmas Remedies
Quality vitamins,  natural remedies
Specialgifts.com
Big savings on gemstones, jewelry and gifts.
Alternative Medicine

Stress Management

Conditions/ Treatments
Preferred Providers
Holistic Living
Alternative Therapies
Acupuncture
Aromatherapy
Ayurveda
Biofeedback
Chelation Therapy
Herbal Medicine
Homeopathy
Humor Therapy
Hydrotherapy
Imagery
Light Therapy
Massage
Meditation
NLP
Nutrition
Prayer/ Spiritual
Reiki
Shiatsu
Yoga
FAQ (Health)
Feedback
Register
Media
 
  Yoga  
[Yoga Home][Postures][Breathing][HolisticOnline Home][Meditation][Prayer]
 

Locust posture (shalabhasana)

yp_loc1.gif (7165 bytes)

This is an exceptional posture in that it requires a sudden movement. It is like the cobra posture but raising the feet instead of the head. It can therefore be used, occasionally only, instead of the cobra.

Technique

  1. Lie face down with arms at the side, hands palms down, elbows slightly bent (fingers pointing towards the feet).
  2. Then suddenly raise the legs and thighs (and body if possible) off the ground. Only the chin, shoulders and chest should touch the ground.
  3. Hold the position for 1 second.

Time

This exercise may be done about half a dozen times with safety. Don't hold the breath and the pose too long if it feels uncomfortable.

Caution

After finishing this posture, the breathing will be rather rapid. Do not repeat the posture until the acceleration of the breathing has diminished.

Benefits

  1. This posture has a good effect on the pelvis and the abdomen.
  2. The muscles of the back are developed.
  3. Improves the general circulation in the lower limbs.

[Go To: Lotus Pose (Padmasana) ]

[Yoga Home][Postures][Breathing][HolisticOnline Home][Meditation][Prayer]

Holisticonline.com is developed and maintained by ICBS, Inc.
Send mail to: info@holisticonline.com with comments about this web site.
Copyright 1998-2007 ICBS, Inc. Terms of Use
All Rights Reserved.