Hands Bound Rising Locust Pose

Common Title Hands Bound Rising Locust Pose
English Title Hands Bound Rising Locust Pose
Sanskrit Title Baddha Hasta Utthita Stiti Salabhasana
All Titles Hands Bound Rising Locust Pose, Baddha Hasta Utthita Stiti Salabhasana,
Pose Level Beginner
Pose Position Standing
Pose Type Back-Bend, Stretch
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Hands Bound Rising Locust Pose is considered a warm-up yoga pose to prepare the body for more intense yoga poses / yoga flow.

Chakras

Hands Bound Rising Locust Pose helps open, activate, and balance the following chakra(s):
  • Heart Chakra (Anahata Chakra)

Anatomy

Hands Bound Rising Locust Pose benefits the following muscles and hence can be included in yoga sequences with the corresponding muscle(s) focus:
  • Arms and Shoulders
  • Middle Back
  • Upper Back
  • Core (Abs)
  • Chest
  • Neck
  • Psoas

Hands Bound Rising Locust Pose yoga sequences

Hands Bound Rising Locust Pose is commonly found in the following types of yoga sequences:
  • Gentle yoga sequences
  • Yoga sequences for teenagers
  • Yoga sequences for arms and shoulders
  • Middle back focused sequences
  • Upper back focused sequences
  • Core yoga sequences
  • Heart opening yoga sequences
  • Yoga therapy sequences for neck
  • Yoga sequences for psoas

How to do Hands Bound Rising Locust Pose

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  1. Straight arms
    Offer bent arms
  2. Knäpp händerna bakom ryggen, sträck ut pekfingrarna.
  3. A. Releasing from Parsva Bhanga continue with the stretch. While interlocking the hands behind, exhale and stretch the arms pulling downwards while expanding the chest and throwing the neck down behind.

    B. Here in Hands Bound rising Locust Pose, stretch down completely from the upper back, shoul...
  4. A. Releasing the hands in the simple Anuvittasana, extend the arms and interlock the fingers to go into Baddha Hasta Utthita Stiti Salabhasana or Hands Bound Rising Locust Pose.

    B. While extending the arms, the shoulders too expand while focusing on balancing the body. Remain here for about 3 br...
  5. Clasp hands behind back and externally rotate shoulders.
    Lift front chest and press arms down - look up.
  6. A. Releasing from Parsva Bhanga continue with the stretch. While interlocking the hands behind, exhale and stretch the arms pulling downwards while expanding the chest and throwing the neck down behind.

    B. Exhale and use the breathing to go deeper in the stretch.

    D. Release and repeat again.
  7. Inhale, Reverse swan dive.
    Exhale, circle hands down.
    Take your hands behind you and interlock the fingers, stretching the shoulders and elbows. Alternatively, you may use a strap here.
    Inhale and pull the arms downwards. open your chest. Take a slight backbend.

    Exhale, gently bring chin to ...
  8. Croise les doigts dans le dos et amène ton sternum vers le haut en ouvrant la cage thoracique et non en poussant le bassin vers l'avant.
  9. W/Block x 2

    1. Take the block behind. This time you get to hold the block with your fingertips
    2. You feel like that you are going to ripe that block apart
    3. Pull your shoulder blades down. Pull your elbows back
    4. With that engagement, if you can, move that block away from your body
    5. R...
  10. W/BLOCK

    1. Take a block with you and find your way to standing.
    2. We are going to first take it to the back
    3. Let me show you in the front first.
    4. Place your block between your palms. Do not let your fingertips touch. Just your palms.

    5. Let's pull our elbows back as best as you can...
  11. W/Block x 2

    1. Take a block with you and find your way to standing
    2. We are gonna do first is to take that behind us
    3. Place the block in between your palms. Not your fingertips
    4. Notice how your elbows pock to the sides
    5. Let's pull our elbows back. Hide them behind you
    6. You may be ...
  12. Interlace your fingers behind your low back, try to keep wrists together if possible. Lift your chest up to the ceiling and lean head back if that is comfortable as you slide your arms further down your back.
  13. A. Releasing from Parsva Bhanga continue with the stretch. While interlocking the hands behind, exhale and stretch the arms pulling downwards while expanding the chest and throwing the neck down behind.

    B. Here in Hands Bound rising Locust Pose, stretch down completely from the upper back, shoul...
  14. EXHALE - arms to the side

    Interlock the fingers behind you, palms face up

    INHALE - pushing the chest up towards the sky and the hands down

    EXHALE - Release the hands and bring them to heart center

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Hands Bound Rising Locust Pose Benefits

Hands Bound Rising Locust Pose is a beginner level yoga pose that is performed in standing position. Hands Bound Rising Locust Pose additionally involves back-bend, Stretch. Need Hands Bound Rising Locust Pose benefits? Please sign-up to request benefits of Hands Bound Rising Locust Pose and we will notify you as soon as your request has been completed.

Hands Bound Rising Locust Pose Contraindications

Hands Bound Rising Locust Pose is a beginner level yoga pose that is performed in standing position. Hands Bound Rising Locust Pose additionally involves back-bend, Stretch. Need Hands Bound Rising Locust Pose contraindications? Please sign-up to request contraindications of Hands Bound Rising Locust Pose and we will notify you as soon as your request has been completed.

Hands Bound Rising Locust Pose Variations

Hands Bound Rising Locust Pose Variations: Below are some common variations of the yoga pose Hands Bound Rising Locust Pose with base pose as Standing Backbend Pose (Anuvittasana).

Hands Bound Rising Locust Pose Steps

 (Baddha Hasta Utthita Stiti Salabhasana) Hands Bound Rising Locust Pose Steps:
  1. While the arms are stretched behind with interlocked fingers, exhale and stretch them deeper downwards while keeping them close to your body.
  2. Here throw the neck back in a back bend while the chest is facing the sky or the ceiling.
  3. Remain here in Hands Bound Rising Locust Pose for about 2-3 breaths and tighten the chest and the belly.

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Hands Bound Rising Locust Pose Titles in English and Sanskrit

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  • Hands Bound Rising Locust Pose
  • Baddha Hasta Utthita Stiti Salabhasana

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