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Asana Analysis Malasana Private Yoga Santa Monica Brentwood Pacific Palisades Bel Air Venice

Published on August 8th, 2016 | by Catherine Tingey

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YOGA SQUAT (Malasana)

YOGA SQUAT

Also called Garland pose, I love this posture because it’s grounding, almost everyone can do some variation of it, and it’s a preparatory posture for Crow Pose (Bakasana). If I’m having mild low back pain, this pose and Child’s Pose are great remedies. This is also a great pose for pregnant mamas with back pain!

Did you know that in many countries, squatting is more common than sitting in a chair? Yoga Squat is a great posture to add to your daily practice.

Malasana Private Yoga Santa Moncia Brentwood Pacific Palisades Bel Air VeniceALIGNMENT

Bring the feet as close together as possible while still keeping the outer edges parallel.

If the heels don’t reach the floor, no worries. Stay on the toes or on a rolled blanket, or folded mat.

Open your thighs slightly wider than your torso.

Bring the outer elbows to the inner thighs or knees and press slightly, hands in prayer.

Keep the weight in the front half of the foot, heels light.

Hold and breathe deeply for 30 sec-1 minute.

Place the fingertips on the floor and press up to Standing Forward Bend.

Yoga Squat Private Yoga Santa Monica Brentwood Pacific Palisades Bel Air Venice

WORK IN THE POSE

Allow the tailbone to get heavy and release away from the crown of the head.

Soften the shoulders away from the ears.

MODIFICATIONS

Elevate the heels on a rolled up blanket or stand on the toes

BENEFITS

Opens the inner thighs, hips and groin

Stretches the ankles and works the feet

Stretches the lower back

Tones the belly & improves digestion

CONTRAINDICATIONS

  • Knee injuries
  • Groin injuries
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Entrepreneur, yogini, designer, award-winning filmmaker, personal trainer and former marathon runner. She left a career in finance to start her own business and along the way, became a yoga teacher after practicing for 24 years.

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Entrepreneur, yogini, designer, award-winning filmmaker, personal trainer and former marathon runner. She left a career in finance to start her own business and along the way, became a yoga teacher after practicing for 24 years.



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