We just love this beautiful photo by Sarit Z Rogers, which shows a simple and very accessible version of Locust pose. It's good for people who can't get up and down from the floor, for people who can't lie prone (face down), or for those who want the support of the wall for any reason. The support will also help you stay in the pose for longer holds that the classic version. In this pose, you stand a few inches in front of a wall, place your fingertips on the wall, and move into a gentle backbend. Standing further from the wall will create a deeper backbend.
This post was written by Nina Zolotow, co-editor of the Accessible Yoga blog and Editor in Chief of Yoga for Healthy Aging.
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