Mālāsana

Malasanathat name
Mālāsana is a term for various squatting āsanas in hatha yoga and modern yoga as exercise.wikipedia
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Namaste

Anjali mudraAñjali MudrāNamaskar
In the West, the term malasana is also used for the "regular squat pose", also called upavesasana, in which the hand palms are folded together in the so-called namaskar mudra in front of the chest, and the feet are set wider apart.

List of asanas

Squatting position

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Mālāsana is a term for various squatting āsanas in hatha yoga and modern yoga as exercise.

Asana

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Mālāsana is a term for various squatting āsanas in hatha yoga and modern yoga as exercise.

Hatha yoga

Haṭha yogaHathayoga
Mālāsana is a term for various squatting āsanas in hatha yoga and modern yoga as exercise.

Yoga as exercise

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Mālāsana is a term for various squatting āsanas in hatha yoga and modern yoga as exercise.

B. K. S. Iyengar

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Traditionally, and in B. K. S. Iyengar's Light on Yoga, mālāsana, or Garland Pose, is used for a different squatting pose with the feet together and the back rounded with multiple hand placement variations.

Light on Yoga

Traditionally, and in B. K. S. Iyengar's Light on Yoga, mālāsana, or Garland Pose, is used for a different squatting pose with the feet together and the back rounded with multiple hand placement variations.

Bhujapidasana

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The term mālāsana is used in the Sritattvanidhi to describe bhujapidasana, the "shoulder press", in which the palms are placed on the ground, the body balancing on the hands, and the legs resting on the shoulders.

Yoga Journal

Yoga Journal states that Malasana stretches the ankles, groins and back, and tones the belly, but cautions about using the asana when there are lower back or knee injuries.

Sritattvanidhi

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The Sritattvanidhi, a 19th-century book on a number of subjects including asanas, gives a different picture for an āsana called Mālāsana at plate no.44.

Lajja Gauri

Lajjagauri
Added to the fact that she is sitting in a squatting position (malasana) with legs open, as in during childbirth, in some cases, the right foot is placed on a platform to facilitate full opening.

Ṭiṭṭibhāsana

Tittibhasana
The pose is described and illustrated in the 19th century Sritattvanidhi as Mālāsana, garland pose; that name is given to a different asana in Light on Yoga.