Malasana

Malasana

Beneļ¬ts:

  1. Develops flexibility in the hips, knees, ankles and spine.
  2. Increases blood circulation to the hips, knees and ankles.
  3. Improves digestion.
  4. Tones the kidneys.
  5. Relieves breathlessness.
  6. Helps prevent sciatic pain.

Primary Principles:

  1. Foundation: Press firmly into the feet and drop the weight of the pelvis down and back in the heels. Shoulder loop activates and widen the shoulder blades.
  2. Primary Movement: Flexion in the hips, knees, ankles and spine
  3. Breath: Inhale to bend the knees and squat. Exhale to move into the pose. Inhale to lift the spine out of the pose. Exhale to extend the legs.

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