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Yoga in Daily Life

Shalabhasana - Yoga Postures and Poses

Shalabhasana Benefits: It is extremely beneficial for the thoracic and abdominal cavities. It helps the digestive, circulatory and respiratory systems.

Shalabhasana Description and Technique:

Shalabha in Sanskrit means a locust. This asana resembles the form of a locust.

Lying on the seat with the chest down the arms are placed on the sides near the body.

The legs are gradually raised till the thighs and waist.

In Bhujangasanafront portion of the body is raised while in Shalabhasana the rear portion of the body is raised.

The final posture can be held for a few seconds leading to fifteen seconds and repetitions can be few, which can be later increased. The breath should be held in the final posture.

It may be tedious for a new person so the asana can be done with raising one leg at a time.

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