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Posts Tagged ‘good stretch’

Garland Or Malasana Or Squat

Posted by terrepruitt on November 17, 2021

Whatever you call it, it is generally good for you. I say “generally” because I am sure there are some people who have some issues where this would not be good for them.  But like most yoga poses they were created to be practiced by healthy individuals and they have been modified and have many variations so that the general public can do them.  The Garland or Malasana or Squat requires flexibility in several muscles and a large range of motion in several joints.

For ideas on helping you “Get Down On It” 🙂 you can click to my post with that name (I had the song in my head at the time of writing).  Like with many, many things in life it may take some practice in order to get into this pose.  And also, like many, many, many things in life it takes continued practice to continue to be able to do it.  So have patience if you can’t do it YET, and keep doing it if you can.

Here is a photo of Garland/Malasana/Squat and two separate ways to modify:

This is also one of those poses that can be done throughout the day.  There are many reasons one may need to squat so practicing this does not have to be a set-time-aside-to-do-it type of thing.

This is an addition to the specific post about this pose and also the post I wrote in 2014 about my favorite poses.

Is those pose part of your practice?  Do you squat to do things during your day?

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