5 Reasons to Full Squat

“The full squat is one of the most basic and fundamental human postures. Due to industrialised society’s heavy reliance on chairs and modern footwear however, it has become a position that many people have difficulty achieving.”

An interesting article regarding the benefits to do the full squat.  Known as Malasana (Garland Pose) in Yoga, it’s a regular in my classes!

Malasana Instruction:

From a standing position, bring your legs about twelve inches apart, breathe in and as you exhale, sink your bottom down towards the floor.

Keep your feet as parallel as you can. If your heels aren’t touching the floor, you can roll up a blanket and put it underneath. Bring your hands into prayer pose in front of your chest.

Now, once you are in the Malasana, breathe in, press the backs of your arms against your shins and lift your chest – this will help to lengthen your spine.

Relax your shoulders and take ten long breaths in the pose.