Locust pose can be a lot if your low back is not accustomed to the work. Try the move with your feet grounded until you build endurance, and then lift your feet gently when you feel ready. When your back is strong enough, try extending your arms out in front of you for a big challenge.
- Lie down on a mat on your belly, with your thighs pressed together.
- Place your arms by your sides so your palms are facing up.
- As you inhale, lift your legs, head, and upper body off the floor.
- Your hands can remain on the floor for support.
- Extend the crown of your head away from your toes, gazing up with soft eyes, lengthening as much as you can through your spine.
- Stay for five breaths, and then release back to the mat.