How to Do the Locust Pose

  1. Lie on your stomach with your forehead touching the floor, hands flat at your side with palms facing down.
  2. Extend your legs to be hip width apart, focus your weight on the tops of the feet.
  3. Gently elevate the upper body with the head up as high and comfortably as possible.
  4. Inhale and elevate the head up looking ahead.
  5. While exhaling, raise your hands and fingers parallel to the ground.
  6. At the same time, raise your legs up (you can raise one leg at a time for several seconds if you can’t do both).
  7. Hold for 60 seconds and repeat 5-10 times.
  8. Release the pose by lowering your legs, torso and arms at the same time slowly.

You can also do some really simple exercises throughout your day. Give these a try the next time you’ve been sitting at a desk for a few hours!

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