Malasana (Garland Pose) – Get Enviable Body the Yoga Way
It is no more a secret that practicing yoga daily helps reduce weight and stay healthy. Unlike in earlier days, yoga has evolved as a form of exercise to enjoy a healthy body and a stress-free life.
If you are interested in indulging in a proper yoga session, it should have the following break ups:
- Sukshma Vyayam – Warm-ups
- Asanas – Poses
- Pranayam – Breathing exercises
- Dhyana –Mediation
Practicing yoga makes your body flexible, relieves stress, eliminate toxins from body and helps you to relax. It also imparts the strength to your mind and body.
Malasana is generally termed as the ‘yoga squat’. ‘Garland pose’ is another popular name of this asana. This is an intermediate form of yoga asana.
Here are some easy steps to teach you this asana:
Step 1: The Squat
Place your body in squatting position. Place feet close to each other.
Step 2: Feet on Ground
Place your feet on the ground. This should be done in a way that your heels touch the floor.
Step 3: Widen Thighs
Separate thighs a little wider than your body.
Step 4: Deep Breath
Take a deep breath.
Step 5: Body Balance
Bow body a little forward. Try placing it between thighs. Balance your body in this position.
Step 6: Prayer
Place your elbows on the inner side of your knees. Now bring your palms together in prayer position. This position is similar to ‘Anjali Mudra’.
Step 7: Hold and Release
Remain steady in this position for about 30 seconds. Release from this pose.
Step 8: Repeat
Repeat this activity at least 10 times every day.
The Benefits of Malasana
- Relief from minor back pain.
- Relief from sciatica pain.
- Stretches lower back, spine, ankles, calf muscles, thighs, and your whole body.
- Tones body muscles.
- Enhances blood circulation in body.
- Enhances body’s digestive system.
- Tones belly.
- Reduces belly fat.
- Beneficial for athletes or runners.
- Improves the core muscle strength.
- Malasana helps in building the inner body strength.