Between sitting at computers or in our cars for much of the day, it’s not uncommon to experience lower back pain. Often when we think of core strength we think of working our abs, but our back muscles are the other part of that equation and all too often they are neglected. Salabasana serves to simultaneously strengthen these muscles while also creating space in the lower back and lengthening the entire spine.
HOW TO DO THIS POSE
- Lie on your stomach with the tops of your feet pressing into the mat, no wider than hips distance apart.
- Interlace your hands at the small of your back. As you inhale, reach back through your hands and begin to spiral your chest up off the mat with your gaze slightly forward.
- Your shoulder heads press back as your shoulder blades release down your back, and there is a sensation that your inner thighs are spiraling up to the ceiling.
- Your buttocks muscles should be fairly relaxed. Hold here for several breaths then repeat the pose again, interlacing your fingers with the opposite thumb and index finger on top.
- Practice Salabasana 2-3 times daily.