#WellnessWednesday - Yoga for Life: Week 59

Instructional picture: how to do the yoga pose "garland pose"

Instructional picture: how to do the yoga pose "garland pose"

Wellness Wednesday 59: 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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