Who doesn’t love a good heart opener?! Backbends are amazing to counteract slouching. This week’s pose of the week is a Salabhasana, Locust Pose. This backbend strengthens the back body while giving the front body an expansive opening.
Stretched the whole front body. Strengthens the whole back body.
- Begin on your belly with your forehead on the mat, legs extended long hip distance apart with tops of feet on the floor.
- Place your hands long by your sides palms facing down on the mat
- Press the public bone and navel into the mat.
- Lift the feet, knees, thighs off the mat
- Engage the low belly and the glutes as you lift the chest, arms and forehead off the mat.
- Arms are straight with fingers towards the heels
- Press the shoulder blades into the back of the heart as you open across the chest.
- Gaze forward slightly .
- Exhale release back onto the mat, hands frame the bottom ribs and press back into child’s pose.
If there is compression in the neck then gaze at the mat. If you are new to this shape then start by lifting one leg at a time.