Do you like squats??? Well here is one that’ll make you feel like a God, Goddess posture. Open chest and open hips makes for a very balanced body and strong spine. Yes squats are on the list of postures that you have to get use to just like low plank chaturanga but it’s worth the practice. This squat it a little wider than a normal squat so it makes it a little less stressful in the pain category.
- improves balance, focus, and concentration.
- stretches the thighs, and elongates the spine
- strengthens the entire lower body, including the glutes, hips, thighs, calves, and ankles.
How to achieve Goddess Posture:
- From Mountain pose in the center of your mat, turn and face the long edge of your yoga mat.
- Step your feet wide (parallel, about 3 feet apart or more if you have longer legs). Turn your toes out and your heels in, creating a 45 degree angle with each foot.
- Bend in your knees, keeping thighs parallel to the ground and your hips in line with your knees. Make sure your knees stay stacked directly over your ankles.
- Extend your arms out at shoulder height and bend your elbows to 90 degrees with your palms facing the front.
- Keep your knees pointing in the same direction as your toes to help protect your joints. If necessary, adjust the placement of your feet.
- To dig deeper into the posture, come up onto your toes
If you’re looking to practice Goddess Posture, other basics postures or you want to go through a longer sequence, check out my YouTube channel. Follow along with the challenge on Instagram. Show how this posture works for you and post your challenge photo. Make sure to use the hashtags #yogawithmatr3moni #yogachallengewithmatr3moni
If you are interested in one-on-one sessions to learn more about your body, gaining flexibility, and creating a healthier lifestyle by adding yoga you can make an appointment with Matr3Moni.