Balancing Squat -Malasana
Mah-LAHS-anna
How to do

-Squat with your feet a little wider than hip width

-Separate your thighs slightly wider than your torso. Exhaling, lean your torso forward and fit it snugly between your thighs. Lengthen your spine and lift up through the crown of your head

-Press your elbows against your inner knees, bringing your palms to together in Anjali Mudra (Prayer position), and resist the knees into the elbows. This will help lengthen your front torso

Benefits

-Builds strength in the legs, feet, calves and ankles
-Stretches the groins, lower back, sacrum and hips
-Stimulates metabolism and digestive organs
-Tones the belly

Contraindications

-Knee injuries
-Lower back pain
-Tight hips

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