Beginner: Locust pose can be a challenging pose for beginners. It will stretch the legs, abdominals and lower back, and uses muscles in the legs, back and arms that we do not often use to attain the posture. If it is too difficult to raise both arms and legs, you may place your arms and hands under the thighs, rest your head on the floor and focus on lifting and extending the legs.
Advanced: Focus on keeping your knees together in Locust pose. Check your spine, is there any compression or feelings of being pinched? You may need to lower your legs, focus on keeping your pelvis flat along the floor. Remember, the extension is outward as much as it is upward.