Shalabhasana A (Locust-Posture)

Shalabhasana A

Shalabhasana A (Śalabhāsana) = Locust-Posture

Dṛṣṭi: nāsāgre = to the nose

From lying on your front.

Place your forehead on the ground and the arms by the sides of your body.

Inhale and lift the chest and head off the floor.

At the same time lift the legs off the floor also.

Hands are still on the floor with the palms facing upwards.

Lengthen through your whole body and try not to bend the knees.

Hold here for up to five breaths

Exhale as you release and relax down.

You can also move straight into ShalabhasanaB from this posture.