Balancing Squat – Malasana

Mala = Garland
Asana = Posture

How to do

– Squat with your feet as close together as possible (Keep your heels on the floor if you can; otherwise, support them on a folded mat or blanket)
– Separate your thighs slightly wider than your torso
– Exhaling, lean your torso forward and fit it snugly between your thighs
– Press your elbows against your inner knees, bringing your palms to together in Anjali Mudra ( prayer position) and lifting torso straight, crown reaching toward sky

Benefits

– Stretches the ankles, groins and lower back
– Tones the belly

Contraindications

– Low back ankle or knee injuries

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