Simple but effective 🧘🏻♀️💙 #locustpose or #shalabasana is part of the intermediate series in #ashtanga, but one that is accessible and really good for everyone. Great to cultivate good habits for #backbend or to ease tension in the Lowe back and shoulders. ✅ zip legs together ✅engage abs and glutes to avoid any bend in the lower back ✅ arms by your side, palms facing up ✅ shoulder blades rolling down and together (or create space between shoulders and ears) ✅ slowly peel the chest off the floor using the muscles in the back ✅ lift the legs from the floor keeping them strong and together
Variations include arms reaching forward like superman or spread wide like a plane and interlacing the hands behind your back for an intense shoulder opening
Any pinching in the lower back and you’ve gone too far - use this pose to build strength and gain control before working on spectacular poses, it will pay off.
Happy Monday- breathe, move and believe in yourself 🧘🏻♀️ #yogaeverydamnday #yogaforeveryone #yogagram #yogalove #onebreathatatime #yogafit #londonyoga #vinyasa #thisgirlcan #yogalife #homepractice