Lie prone pressing the ground with the placed on either side of the chest and raise legs together nine inches high in the air. this is called Salabhasana by eminent sages.
Note : The meaning of Salabha is locust in sanskrit. in the final
position of this Asana the shape of the body resembles a locust and
hence it is called Salabhasana.
Take prone lying position legs together, toes of the legs backward,
sloe towards the sky. Hands by the side, palms upward, fingers
together the ground.
Folding both the hands at elbows bring them under the shoulder (as
in Bhujangasana ) fingers together, pointing forward.
Now raise both the legs upward slowly without bending them at
knees, and maintain.
Then bring the legs down slowly.
Come back to the original position bringing hands back to their
The only difference in Salabhasana practised traditionally is in the
position of hands. in this technique the legs are raised keeping hands
straight by the side, closing the fists and fingers towards sky. the
remaining technique is same.
In the beginning ( second technique ) hands can be kept directly under
the things which makes raising of legs easier.
The legs should not bend at knees.
While coming back to the original position bring the legs on the ground
Benefits and Limitations
This strengthens the muscles of lower abdomen.
This is beneficial in digestion and removes constipation.
This gives strength to the lungs.
Those suffering from high blood pressure, heart disease or having complaint
of asthma, should not practise it.