By| Published: July 14th, 2017
With the use of chairs and beds, our sitting position has changed and accompanied with a slouch. Practice Malasana daily and sit upright for a few minutes to avoid health problems.
This deep squat pose is one of the most recommended pose. The main reason being our lifestyle which doesn’t involve sitting down on the squat pose that was a part of daily routine in the olden days. Malasana derives its name from Sanskrit where ‘Mala’ means garland and ‘Asana’ means seat or pose. This is mainly because the shape our body takes when we get into this pose. Malasana or Garland pose helps an individual to identify the body’s limitation and strengths needed to practice the pose. This, in turn, will pave way towards enhancing the posture with practice.
Body Parts at Work
The pose involves many joints and muscles, thereby, putting neck, back, hips, groin, lower hamstrings and ankle at work.
This pose brings in calmness as the body’s digestive system works at it best
- Tones the abdominal area and stimulates the abdominal organs to aid in digestion
- Daily practice strengthens metabolism
- Maintains the health of pelvic and hip joints which is at a toss of because of our lifestyle which involves sitting on the chair for a long duration
- Know ideal for prenatal Yoga as it helps in a smooth and natural delivery
To get the ultimate benefit of this pose, it is recommended to periodically practice this posture under the guidance of a certified yoga instructor. However, avoid this posture during late stages of pregnancy as it might trigger untimely labour pain.