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3 Ways to Practice Malasana (Yogic Squatting Pose) – Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh

I am always amazed when I visit India and see people who can work for hours while effortlessly squatting on the ground. Many of us who were raised sitting on chairs rather than on the floor have lost the ability to squat with ease along with the benefits that squatting can have on our posture: stretching the back, elasticizing the knees and ankles, and regulating the digestive system. In this squatting forward bend, your back is released from head to tail as the ankles, knees, hips, and entire spine are flexed. The back is long, rounded, and soft and the arms encircle the body. When talking about the art of yoga, B.K.S. Iyengar often refers to the rhythm of the asana, the succession of actions that lead to an uninterrupted flow of awareness throughout your entire system. When the actions of each part of your body are coordinated so that none are acting alone and no individual area is overpowering, you can experience this inner rhythm and a sense of wholeness in the pose, as if all parts of yourself are expressing themselves evenly. Those of you who feel that you don’t get far with forward bending because of tight…

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