In addition to improving balance,
squatting toe balance with open knees provides the following benefits:
- Opens the groin
- Strengthens and improves
flexibility in the ankles, toes, knees and thighs
- Strengthens the core abdominal
- Improves concentration and focus
- Develops inner strength
- Proves relief for flat feet
Beginners or those struggling with
balance may place one or both hands on the ground or use yoga blocks
to help balance before attempting prayer position with the hands in this pose.
Squatting toe balance with open knees
is a preparatory pose for squatting toe balance (with knees and feet
together) and toe balance pose (balanced on one foot with the other
crossed over in lotus pose).