Get grounded this month in malasana – yogi squat.
Yogi Squat (Malasana)
Yogi squat is a great but intense pose. When we sit all day or stand all day, our hips get tight. Yogi squat can help us relieve some of that tension.
Remember – As you begin to find the proper alignment, remember to focus on the breath. Each breath you take helps you sink deeper into the pose.
- Lengthen the tailbone down
- Pull the bellybutton into the spine
- Broaden your collarbone
- Press your knees away from each other
- Lengthen through both sides of the torso
- Tones the belly
- Stretches the ankles, groin and back torso
People can often have strong feelings against this pose. To help you access the pose, you can place a block underneath your sit bones or roll a blanket or your mat underneath your heels if your heels are lifted off of the ground.
More benefits can be found at: Yoga Journal Yoga Poses Directory
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