Shalabhasana: Grasshopper Pose

Its name comes from the sanskrit, Salabha, meaning ‘locust’ or ‘grasshopper’, and asana, which means ‘posture’ or ‘seat’.


  1. Make fists of your palms with the thumbs tucked in and place them under the thighs, with back of the hands facing the ground.
  2. While inhaling raise both the legs up as far as comfortable without bending the knees. Maintain this position for about one minute with normal breathing.
  3. Come back to sthiti position while exhaling.


  1. Improves digestion
  2. Improves blood circulation