Extended Leg Squat (Uthita Namaskarasana)

Utthita namaskarasana could be a tougher variation of malasana that helps to unleash the muscles of the hips and stretch the backs of the legs. The muladhara (root) chakra is thought to be activated by utthita namaskarasana. The muladhara provides stability and grounding.

Extended Leg Squat

Beginner’s Tips

You can always try using blocks to help you balance in this position, and you can also attempt to stabilize yourself by putting your left hand on the ground rather than keeping your palms together close to your chest. Beginners must avoid the frequent yoga errors listed below.


NOTE: Before you start this, consult your doctor or an exercise professional about this pose. Don't try to do it alone.


Tip To Do -

1 - From table pose, tuck the toes below and walk the hands in towards the feet, keeping the knees bent and transferring the hips rolled down towards the heels during a squatting position.
2 - Walk the feet a touch more apart till the body isn't resting against the thighs and the feet are flat on the ground.
3 - Maintain your hands on the ground ahead of you while slowly extending and straightening the right leg, pressing out through the heel. Keep your hips sagging down towards your left heel.
4 - Breathe and hold the pose for one to five breaths. 
5 - To release, slowly slide the extended leg into a squatting position. Rep with various facts.


The Advantages of Extended Leg Squat

1 - Work on stretching your hamstrings.
2 - Open the hip joints in your body.
3 - Let go of any tension in your lower back.
4 - Improves your body balance, focus, and concentration.
5 - Improve pelvic circulation and blood flow.

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