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Stag Locust Pose (Salabhasana Variation B)


Stag Locust Pose (Salabhasana Variation B)

Stag Locust Pose benefits the following muscles and hence can be included in yoga sequences with the corresponding muscle(s) focus:

Arms and Shoulders
Biceps and Triceps
Core (Abs)
Feet and Ankles

Locust Pose is an intermediate backbend that tones and strengthens the entire back of the body. The Sanskrit name for the pose, “Salabhasana” (shah-lah-BAHS-uh-nuh), comes from two words:

“Salabha,” which means “locust”
“Asana,” which means “pose”

Because this pose provides the foundation for deeper backbends, it is often used in preparation for other poses, such as Bow (Dhanurasana), Upward Dog (Urdhva Mukha Svanasana), and Upward Bow / Wheel Pose (Urdhva Dhanurasana). Practicing this pose regularly will teach you the correct alignment necessary to deepen your backbends with ease.


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