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Squat Pose

North Americans tend to have tight hips & groins from sitting in chairs most of the day. If you find yourself running in this category, try squatting to help release tension. We call this Malasana in yoga.


Opens the hips & groins while strengthens the ankles. Helps with digestion by encouraging elimination. Good for constipated. Can also help release a tight lower back.


Step your feet wider than your hips, bend your knees and fold forward at the hips.

Then slowly bring your bum towards your heels. If your heels lift away from the floor you can roll up a towel or blanket and place under heels.

From here, press your elbows into your knees and place your hands together in front of your heart. Gently open your knees with your elbows.

Hold for 5 breaths.

YOGO TV provides an online hub for yogis to enjoy their favourite practice from the comfort of their own home. Visit the site here:

March 24, 2013 by Ashley Wray

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