Adding a bind to Locust Pose (Salabhasana) will help you go physically deeper into the pose.
How-to: Lie down in a prose position with your arms along the sides of your torso, palms facing up and forehead on floor. Turn your big toes toward each other and internally rotate your thighs. Firm the glutes (buttock muscles). Now, interlace your hands behind your back near the tailbone. Roll your shoulders toward one another up toward the sky and squeeze your shoulder blades into the centerline. Lift your torso, head, and legs off the floor. Gaze forward (do not crunch the neck). Lift your bound arms off your buttocks. Keep drawing your shoulder blades back and reach for the back wall with your bound fists. Take 5 breaths and release. Repeat.
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