Garland Yoga Pose
The garland pose stretches the ankles, groins, and back. If your heels don’t comfortably reach the floor, rest them on a folded towel. This is a Yoga pose that will greatly improve movement during squats and also increase general strength and flexibility. It is a great HIIT exercise to do before squats or jump squats.
Ultimate Guide to Garland Yoga Pose
- Squat with your feet as close together as possible. Keep your heels on the floor if you can, or support them on a folded towel.
- Separate your thighs slightly wider than your torso.
- Breath out and lean your torso forward fitting it between your thighs.
- Press your elbows against your inner knees, bringing your palms to push the knees into the elbows.
The Benefits of Garland Yoga Pose
- Great for lower back: This pose is good for the entire back and builds flexibility in the muscles related to the back. The spine expands with tightening of the lower back muscles.
- Strengthens knees: As the knees are bent, the muscles around the knee are flexed.
- Conditions legs: Works good for the entire leg, the inner thighs, quadriceps, hamstrings, calves and the ankles. The weight of the body on the ankle in this squat position ensures proper blood circulation and therefore greater functioning of the leg muscles.
- Opens up chest and shoulders: The chest and the shoulders become strong and the muscles begin to expand therefore improving blood flow and flexibility.
- Improves Digestion: The abdominal organs are well massaged and the toning of the abdominal muscles helps improve digestion.
- Relieves lower back ache: It is useful for lower back pains. Garland Pose expands the lower back muscles and keeps the hips strong.
Muscle groups worked with Garland Yoga Pose