Stretches groins, hips and low back
Improves colon function and stimulates pelvic organs
Improves balance and focus
How to perform garland
- Begin standing with your feet wide. Lower into a squat with an exhale.
- Bring your feet close together, but open your knees wider than your torso.
- Bring your upper arms to the insides of your thighs and press your hands together in front of your chest.
- Hold the pose and take slow, deep breaths.
- Rise with an inhale.
- Lift and lengthen torso
- Press upper arms against thighs
- Relax shoulders
Modification: Place a folded mat under your heels if they don’t touch the floor.
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Garland (Malasana in Sanskrit) is a beginner yoga pose that belongs to the seated categories. This asana targets glutes & hip flexors, knees and spine, and also involves ankles and lower back muscles. Garland stretches and strengthens legs, opens chest; rejuvenates abdominal organs and also reduces fatigue, increases energy. Refer to the illustration and instructions above for how to perform this posture correctly. Discover more yoga asanas and yogic breathing exercises in our free yoga pose directory – a visual resource for yoga teacher training students as well as practitioners of all levels. Finally, shop our best-selling Yoga Cards products!
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