#WellnessWednesday - Yoga for Life: Week 59

#WellnessWednesday - Yoga for Life: Week 59

-by Kelsey Skrinde | 05/24/2017 |

Garland Pose / Malasana

Benefits:

  • Great hip opener.
  • Helps open chest.
  • Grounding pose.

Foundation & General Alignment:

  • Start standing with feet wider than hip distance apart. Squat until backs of thighs are resting on calves. Elbows are pressing into inner thighs and hands are at heart center.
  • Weight is evenly distributed on both feet.
  • Feet are pointed outward slightly.
  • Back is straight.
  • Neck is evenly extended and head is looking forwards.
  • Keep shoulders back and away from ears.

Common Problems:

  • Back is rounded and chest is not being opened.
  • Pressing elbows in to knees instead of thighs.

Modifications:

  • Hands can be at heart center or arms can be extended towards the ground.
  • Butt is resting on block for added balance.

 

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