Garland Pose / Malasana
- 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.
- Back is rounded and chest is not being opened.
- Pressing elbows in to knees instead of thighs.
- 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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