The Locust Pose helps treat problems with the spine by compressing the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine. This pose helps treat problems with discs in the upper back and corrects kyphosis and scoliosis. It addresses diseases such as gout and problems with the sciatic nerve. It also treats the so-called tennis elbow and is excellent for firming the buttocks and the hip muscles. It can help inflammation of varicose veins and also lowers blood pressure.