Salabasana

Salabha: Locust (SHAH-lah-BAH-sun-ah)

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RELATED ASANAS

Sphinxasana - Urdhva Mukha Svanasana - Bhujangasana - Dhanurasana

ENERGETIC ALIGNMENT

Key Actions: Pubic bone grounds - cobra chest - extension through arms and legs

Apana: Pubic bone grounds down elongating lumbar curves you rise, glutes relax away from the sacrum.

Samana: Activate inner legs towards the center, press down through pelvis as the source for the Vyana Vayu extension.

Prana: Sternum lifts skyward, cobra action in the chest expands from pubic bone to heart center rolling shoulders back and down.

Vyana: Three rivers of the inner, outer, and middle legs stream through the feet, extend the three rivers of the navel to heart (central channel lengthen from pubic bone to navel to sternum to crown; second and third rivers - side waist from top of pelvis to armpits), collarbones broaden through chest, energy circulates through the fingers and toes.

Udana: Legs rise off the Earth, quadriceps rise up the femurs, skull floats away from the toes as a natural extension of the spine creating length through the back of the neck.

COMMON MISALIGNMENTS

Key Actions: Pubic bone grounds - cobra chest - extension through arms and legs

Apana: Pubic bone grounds down elongating lumbar curves you rise, glutes relax away from the sacrum.

Samana: Activate inner legs towards the center, press down through pelvis as the source for the Vyana Vayu extension.

Prana: Sternum lifts skyward, cobra action in the chest expands from pubic bone to heart center rolling shoulders back and down.

Vyana: Three rivers of the inner, outer, and middle legs stream through the feet, extend the three rivers of the navel to heart (central channel lengthen from pubic bone to navel to sternum to crown; second and third rivers - side waist from top of pelvis to armpits), collarbones broaden through chest, energy circulates through the fingers and toes.

Udana: Legs rise off the Earth, quadriceps rise up the femurs, skull floats away from the toes as a natural extension of the spine creating length through the back of the neck.

ASANA NOTES AND BENEFITS

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FOUNDATION ANATOMY

HA/Solar - Contract - Triceps, Posterior Deltoids, Trapezius (lower fibers), Rhomboids, Spinal Extensors, Quadriceps (lower fibers), Hamstrings (upper fibers), Adductors, Gastrocnemius, Soleus

THA/Lunar - Lengthen - Biceps, Anterior Deltoid, Trapezius (upper fibers), Pectorals, Core Abdominals (eccentric contraction), Iliopsoas (eccentric contraction), Quadriceps (upper fibers), Hamstrings (lower fibers), Abductors, Tibialis Anterior