means 'locust' as the position of the body in the asnana appears
to be like that of a locust. To facilitate easy learning first
learn Ardha Shalabhasana.
and inhaling, raise both the legs from the waist keeping
them straight in the knees. Keep the toes stretched to the
backside and continue normal breathing.
Take the precaution that the legs are straight in knees
as otherwise the strain on desired organs is reduced
and desired results are missed. During the practice chin
should rest on ground.
the raised legs straight in the knees, stretch the toes towards
the backside. At this point the legs may tremble, but this trembling
can be stopped if the raised legs are slightly lowered. Attempt
should be made to raise the legs as much as possible without
having any tremble and then stabilize them at that point and
keep the breathing normal.
and exhaling bring both the legs down on the ground and then
back to the prone position.
difference between Ardha Shalabhasana and this asana is that
both the legs are raised simultaneously instead of one in this
asana. As the strain is more, the duration be reduced.
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.
Book:- Yoga Pravesh
Author :- Yogacharya