Shalabh means 'locust' as the position of the body in the asnana appears to be like that of a locust. To facilitate easy learning first learn Ardha Shalabhasana.
This asana mainly centers the lower vertebra of the spinal cord and the muscles of the abdomen and thighs. The strain activates their blood circulation. As a result of this the concerned organs become more active and efficient. This strain is effective on small and big intestine and certain enzyme producing glands.