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5 Great Yoga Stretches You Can Do at Home

        Health | Yoga

Locust Pose (Salabhasana)
This is locust pose.
This is locust pose.
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Stretches the shoulders, chest, belly and thighs

Lie on your belly, with a folded blanket beneath your pelvis and ribs for extra padding. Place your arms alongside you, palms up, and rest your forehead on the floor. Touch your big toes together and engage your buttocks muscles. As you exhale, lift your head, upper torso, arms and legs off the floor. Make your body as long as possible by stretching through the top of the head and through the tips of the feet, keeping your big toes pointed toward each other and your thighs rotated in. Keep your arms raised parallel to the ground, stretching through your fingertips and pushing upward as if there was a weight pushing down on the backs of your upper arms. Hold for 30 seconds to a minute (don't forget to breathe!), and release with an exhalation.


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