What is Garland Pose?
Garland pose, or malasana in Sanskrit, is a squatting posture that builds flexibility in the ankles, hips and knees. It's an excellent pose to weave into a weekly asana practice, especially for those who spend a lot of time sitting in chairs.
- Begin standing with the feet slightly wider than the hips.
- Exhale and bend the knees, lowering the hips so that they hover just above the floor. Widen the feet if needed.
- Bring the palms to meet in prayer position in front of the chest and press the elbows against the knees.
- Breathe while holding the pose.
- Place a folded blanket under the heels if they don't reach the floor
Benefits of Garland Pose
- Opens the hips
- Increases flexibility in the knees and ankles
- Improves circulation to the abdominal organs and pelvis
- Relieves constipation
- Reduces stress
Garland Pose Details
- Sanskrit Name
- Pose Level
- Nasagre (Tip of the nose)
- Pose Type
- Hip Openers