Want to improve your posture? Day 22 of our 30 day yoga challenge with Sarah Malcolm teaches the Locust Pose – great for stretching out the upper back and neck
Welcome to day 22 of Healthista’s 30 Day Yoga Challenge, with leading London yoga teacher, Sarah Malcolm, pictured below (@sarahmalcs), where you learn in detail a different pose or aspect of yoga every day.
If you’re just joining us, click here to go to day one and see below for links to the other days in the series. Today’s in-depth pose is the Locust Pose, known in Sanskrit as Salabhasana.
The Locust Pose is a heart-opener that engages the entire body, and is great for lengthening the neck and upper back muscles.
Salabhasana strengthens the back, spine and legs as you stretch your arms behind you in this back-bending pose.
Those of us who suffer from a sore back and neck as a result of sitting throughout the day may find relief in this pose, because it helps improve posture.
Check back in tomorrow for the next video in our yoga challenge series.
Each day you will be learning a new aspect to the practice, so in a month you will have learned the basic yoga poses in depth and participate in classes or do a proper sequence yourself.
Shockingly to most people, yoga is a meditation that anyone can do. You don’t need a specific body type to master the practice, you just need the right skills – and you don’t need to be bendy! Our 30 day challenge will give you the skills to become a true yogi.
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In our video series, Sarah is dressed by lululemon