Health Benefits of Garland Pose – Malasana

Garland Pose

Garland Pose – Malasana

Garland Pose Sanskrit name “Malasana” (mah-LAHS-uh-nuh) comes from two words:

  • Mal” — meaning “garland”
  • Asana” — meaning “pose”

Malasana also known as the garland pose, squat pose is an asana. Mala –Garland, necklace, Asana – Pose; Pronounced As – maa-laa-sa-na

Garland Pose also called, “Wide Squat,” Malasana is the preparatory position for the arm balance, “Crow Pose / Cat Pose” (Bakasana). Most yoga teachers also refer to Malasana as “Frog Pose,” but that is not to be confused with the hip-opening pose performed on the knees, which is also called “Frog Pose.”

Health Benefits of Garland Pose: 

  • Opens your hips and groin
  • Instigates metabolism.
  • Malasana also increases blood circulation
  • Malasana stretches the thighs, groin, hips, ankles, and torso.
  • Stretches your ankles, lower hamstrings, back and neck
  • Tones your abdominals
  • Malasana is particularly beneficial for women who are pregnant
  • Aids in digestion
  • Help to concentration, and focus
  • Malasana improves balanc
  • Strengthens your metabolism
  • Keeps your pelvic and hip joints healthy
  • Ideal for prenatal yoga
  • help regulate sexual energy
  • tones the belly.
  • improves the Yoga posture.
  • flexibility in your ankles and knees.

Malasana Preparatory Poses

  • Baddha Konasana
  • Upavistha Konasana
  • Virasana

Malasana Follow-up Poses

  • Uttanasana
  • Adho Mukha Svanasana
  • Bhujangasana
  • Yoga Pose Level: Basic
  • Yoga Style: Hatha Yoga
  • Yoga Pose Duration: 60 seconds
  • Repetition: None
  • Sanskrit Name : Malasana
  • English Name : Garland Pose
  • Stretches: Thighs, Hamstrings, Groin, Lower back
  • Strengthens: Lower back, Hips, Digestive system
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