Yoga Garland Pose - Malasana
About Yoga Garland Pose
Classified as one of the yoga seated poses, the garland pose is a great squat based pose that enhances your flexibility. This pose can be performed by beginners. However, those beginners who have some trouble with performing the yoga garland pose can use a chair for support. They can attempt the pose by perching themselves on the edge of the chair, and then performing the pose as it is outlined below. Some preparatory poses for the garland pose include the virasana, or basic leg stretches or lunges.
Step By Step Instructions
Select a peaceful, quiet spot to practice the garland pose, and begin to perform the following steps!
- Bring yourself into a squat position on the yoga mat. Turn your knees slightly outwards.
- Now bring your arms between your knees and bend your elbows, bringing your hands together in a prayer position.
- Keep your back straight and focus on maintaining your balance. Keep the shoulders relaxed and steady.
- Maintain this posture for 5 deep breaths, or longer if you choose to.
- Exit the pose by straightening your legs.
The yoga garland pose has a plethora of health benefits!
- Stretches the ankles, back, hamstrings, and neck.
- Tones and shapes the abdominal muscles
- Stretches the hips and groin.
- Enhances the functioning of the digestive organs.
- Stimulates and improves the metabolic rate.
- Enhances the body’s sense of balance and stability.
- Enhances your concentration and focus.
Things to Remember!
Individuals with lower back or knee injuries should refrain from attempting the garland pose.