Malasana, or the Yogi Squat pose, is the focus of day 12 of our 30 day yoga challenge. Sarah Malcolm teaches how this simple pose can benefit your body
Welcome to day 12 of Healthista’s 30 Day Yoga Challenge, with leading London yoga teacher, Sarah Malcolm (@sarahmalcs), where you learn in detail a different pose or aspect of yoga every day. If you’re just joining us, click here to go to day one and see below for links to the other days in the series.
Malasana – Yogi Squat Pose
Malasana, also called the Yogi Squat or Garland pose, is a deep stretch that helps increase flexibility over time.
This is a simple yet powerful pose that improves back health and strengthens the core muscles.
‘Malasana is great for tight hips,’ Sarah says. ‘Also getting into the digestive system and waking up the entire body.’
Check back in tomorrow for the next move in our yoga challenge video series.
Our 30 day yoga challenge
Each day you will be learning a new aspect to the practice, so in a month you will have learned the basic yoga poses in depth and participate in classes or do a proper sequence yourself.
Shockingly to most people, yoga is a meditation that anyone can do. You don’t need a specific body type to master the practice, you just need the right skills – and you don’t need to be bendy! Our 30 day challenge will give you the skills to become a true yogi.
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In our video series, Sarah is dressed by lululemon