Locust Pose helps to relieve stress and improve focus, coordination, and balance, as well as stretch and strengthen the spine, back, core, chest, shoulders, arms, and legs.

**Remember to practice breathing deep breaths and see if you can hold each pose for 4-5 breaths, if you are comfortable doing so. Make sure to invite your grown-ups to watch you do the pose. You can also practice repeating one of Wuf Shanti’s Mantras while you do the pose because part of yoga is also to clear your mind and think happy thoughts. Most importantly, remember to have fun and be gentle with yourself!

Mantra: Think Well to Be Well.

  1. Lay down on your tummy, and reach your arms forward and your legs back.
  2. Lift everything except your tummy up off of the earth.
  3. Keep both legs and arm strong as gently you stretch and lift up.
  4. Focus on a pretty spot in front of you, and think happy thoughts.