means 'locust' as the position of the body in the asnana appears
to be like that of a locust. To facilitate easy learning first
we will learn Ardha Shalabhasana.
and inhaling, raise the left leg from the waist keeping
it straight in the knee. Keep the toe stretched to the backside
and continue normal breathing.
Take the precaution that leg is straight in knee as otherwise
the strain on desired organs is reduced and desired
results are missed. During the practice chin should rest
this asana leg should be raised and kept stable without allowing
it to bend in the knee. The chin should rest on the ground.
The muscles of the shoulders neck and head should be kept relaxed.
But the muscles of the thighs and abdomen should be kept stretched.
When one leg is raised, the other one should be kept straight
and pressed to the floor.
and exhaling bring the left leg down on the ground and then
back to the prone position.
Initially practice it for 5 to 10 second. After practicing it
for few days you can increase the repetitions, once you are
able to do 5 repetitions easily then reduce repetitions and
increase the time up to 1 min.
asana mainly centers the lower vertebra of the spinal cord and
the muscles of the abdomen and thighs. The strain activates
their blood circulation. As a result of this the concerned organs
become more active and efficient. This strain is effective on
small and big intestine and certain enzyme producing glands.
suffering from Back problems, TB in intestine, ulcer in stomach,
harnia should consult Yoga expert before practicing this asana.
Jerks and unbearable strains should be avoided.