FLYING LOCUST

Benefits

  • Stretches the chest, shoulders, abs and hip flexors.
  • Increases spinal mobility.

Skill Level

  • Intermediate

Category

  • Hip Opener
  • Backbend

Yoga 15 Series

Instructions

  • Lie face down on the mat and bring your fingertips in line with your shoulders, elbows tight to your sides. 
  • Inhale, look up and lift your chest a few inches off the mat. 
  • Exhale, bend your right knee, lift your left leg all the way up and point your toes. Gently rest your left knee on the sole of your right foot.
  • Hold the pose for 5 breaths - being careful not to over-arch your back.
  • Release the pose, bring both feet to the mat and repeat on the other side.

Contraindications

  • Avoid this pose if you have a lower back or wrist injury.