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Locust pose - Shalabhasana

***Energizes Sacral (2nd) and Throat Chakras (5th)***

Lie face down, arms by side, palms facing toward hips. Breath in and lift upper body away from floor,lift legs point toes as if string tied to toes pulling in one direction, neck elongated and looking straight ahead, stretching body. Gently lower self on exhale, repeat extending arms to side or straight in front of body with hands reaching forward.

Benefits:

-strengthen back

-strengthens neck

-strengthens shoulders

-stimulates stomach, intestines, gastrointestinal tract

-strengthens bladder

-strengthens spine

-develops flexibility in lower back

-strengthens muscles of lower back, pelvis and abdomen

-vertebrae of lumbar gets rich supply of blood

-intra abdominal pressure very high

-tone abdominal and reproductive organs

-helps relieve constipation

-promotes elasticity of lungs


 

Revised: 12/27/2010

Bibliography

Buddhist Doctrines

***CAUTION: please consult with your doctor before beginning a new Yoga exercise program***

Colleen Rawn-Boicey

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