Yoga Squat Fitness Challenge
Up for a Yoga Squat Challenge?! Let’s GOOOOOO!
Garland Pose (Malasana) is yoga’s deep squat. This posture is a great counterbalance to the tightness you can develop from sitting too much. It is an excellent facilitator of good pelvic floor health while stretching the ankles, groins, and back while stimulating proper digestion. No worries if your heels don’t reach the floor – simply rest them on a folded blanket.
In this challenge let’s work on form first then begin this squat challenge with me and see how many you can do while increasing your strength and flexibility each time you try!
- Stand with your feet hip width apart. Keep your heels on the floor. Otherwise, support them on a folded mat or blanket for support.
- Take a deep inhale then exhale as you lean your torso forward and fit it snugly between your thighs.
- Press your elbows against your inner knees, bringing your palms together and resist the knees into the elbows. This will help lengthen your torso and keep your spine long.
- Now that you have good form and the position of this squat begin to challenge yourself coming up and down using the breathe. Inhale as you lower down, exhale as you come back up to standing.