The word Shalabhasana comes from the Sanskrit word “Shalabh” meaning locust or grasshopper, a type of insect that lives on the ground. During the pose, the body resembles a ‘shalabh’ or ‘locust’ and hence the name.
The health benefits of locust pose are manifold; however, one of the primary benefits is that it keeps your body supple and lets you use your body weight to achieve optimum results.
How to get into this pose
5 Health Benefits of Shalabhasana
Advanced version of viparita shalabhasna is a nomenclature used to indicate two strong back bends. It is an advanced asana and it is the third in the series of Ashtanga Yoga. Viparita Shalabahasana or inverted is the next phase of Shalabhasana. This variation of the asana provides the full-fledged benefits of Shalabhasana.
Modifications to the pose
In order to achieve optimum health benefits for the locust pose, try to carry out the modifications