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Other Names

Half Locust Posture/ Pose, Ardha Shalabha or Salabha Asana, Ardh Shalabh or Adha Salabh Asan


This asana has a very little difference from Salabhasana, because in this asana only legs will be lifted upwards.

How to reach the stretch

  • Lie down on your stomach in Advasana.
  • Put your chin on the ground and the rest part of the face should remain lifted upwards.
  • Now lift your both legs upwards. Your arms should rest on the both sides of your torso.
  • Remain in the pose for some time and relax.

How to release the stretch

    To release, stay in the posture for some time and then relax in the first position of Advasana.


  • It strengthens the muscles of the spine, buttocks, and backs of the arms and legs.
  • It stretches the shoulders, chest, belly, and thighs.
  • It improves posture.
  • It stimulates abdominal organs.


  • People with neck injuries should keep their head in a neutral position by looking down at the floor; they might also support the forehead on a thickly folded blanket.
  • Who have the problem of headache or serious back injury should not do this asana.

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