Fit Friday: Locust pose

To perform: Lay flat on your stomach with your arms at your side, then slowly raise your head slightly. Next, raise your chest an inch or two off the ground. Keep your gaze downward as you pull your arms up behind you and connect them at your lower back. Slowly lift your lower legs and feet up off the ground, parallel to your head. Hold this pose for a total of 10 breaths.

Ahh, this pose feels oh-so-good. The locust pose is helpful in strengthening the spine, the gluteus maximus, triceps and hamstrings. This move is a great all-over stretch, especially for the back and chest, that is also beneficial in improving your posture and relieving stress.

We challenge you to perform the locust pose and hold it for a total of 8-10 breaths.

Repeat the pose three times in a sequence. We also recommend adding this pose to your routine weekly to reap the benefits of this nice, elongating stretch.

About our model

Amy Caldwell

Yoga One, San Diego

Address: 1150 Seventh Ave., downtown


Source: DiscoverSD