Bikram Posture #18 – Full Locust

Full Locust (Poorna Salabhasana) continues to strengthen and improve the flexibility of the spine. It is a demanding posture and can seem difficult to improve, but regular practice and patience over-comes even this challenge. Just like the Wright Brothers with the first flight, how high can you go?


  • Firms abdomen, upper arms, hips and thighs
  • Increases spinal strength and flexibility
  • Strengthens the deltoids, trapezius and triceps
  • Can help to assist function of liver


  • Pay attention to the dialogue and don’t get distracted in thought
  • Stretch out the arms to the side, just like airplane wings
  • Keep your buttocks and thigh muscles tight and contracted, holding the legs together like glue
  • Breathe in, in one strong breath while lifting up
  • Don’t forget to lift off and fly like a 747 (or an A380 if your Europe bound), strong and stable