Alternative Name :-Half Locust Posture/ Pose, Ardha Shalabha or Salabha Asana, Ardh Shalabh or Adha Salabh Asan

This asana has a very little difference from Salabhasana, because in this asana only legs will be lifted upwards.

How to start OR How to reach the stretch :-

  • Lie down on your stomach in Advasana.
  • Put your chin on the ground and the rest part of the face should remain lifted upwards.
  • Now lift your both legs upwards. Your arms should rest on the both sides of your torso.
  • Remain in the pose for some time and relax.

How to end OR How to release the stretch :-

  • To release, stay in the posture for some time and then relax in the first position of Advasana.

How it help or Benfits of Ardha-Salabhasana:-

  • It strengthens the muscles of the spine, buttocks, and backs of the arms and legs.
  • It stretches the shoulders, chest, belly, and thighs.
  • It improves posture.
  • It stimulates abdominal organs.

Precaution of Ardha-Salabhasana:-

  • People with neck injuries should keep their head in a neutral position by looking down at the floor; they might also support the forehead on a thickly folded blanket.
  • Who have the problem of headache or serious back injury should not do this asana.
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