Christmas Eve Locust

Merry Christmas EVE all my blog friends!

It is finally the day we have been waiting for: CHRISTMAS EVE!  In the retail business it is the busiest day of the year! After practicing a little early morning yoga, I am at work all dressed in my red and ready to take on the day! This day usually goes by very fast and then the holiday festivities are ready to begin. I always say this is the day when all hands are on deck!

The pose of the day has been called many things. The Yoga/Sanskrit word is actually Salabha which means grasshopper or locust.  In this pose, we extend as long as we can get and stretch the arms and leg muscles.  After any type of core or back stretching, this pose is one that should follow.  The best thing about practicing this pose is you can get more out of it if you would like to.  This can turn into a bigger core exercise and gluteus maximus stretch or you can relax the muscles and have legs and arms on the floor.

Todays pose: Salabhasana-locust pose.  Start off flat on your stomach.  Take a nice deep breathe and lift the arms and legs into the air.  Reach fingers away from toes and stretch every muscle.  Stay here for a few breaths.

What this pose works: deltoid, triceps brachii, serratus anterior, erector spinae, gluteus maximus, hamstrings, and the soleus muscle.