Half Bind Garland Pose-Ardha Baddha Malasana

Half Bind Garland Pose-Ardha Baddha Malasana

Benefits: Strengthens legs, ankles and knees. loosens the hip joints. Strengthens the spine. Stretches shoulders. Massages internal organs.

Lots of ways to play with the Jevin in this deep hip opener.  Beginning in squat position.  Feet can be apart or together. Feet flat or on toes. Wrapping either around the front of the shin while the other arm wraps behind you reaching for the jevin. You can even come to standing here lifting either foot.  You could also bring both arms between the legs and reach up to the top of the hips where the jevin will sit until you can find both edges. Must be very warm and open before attempting this. Maybe bring both arms in front of shins and have an assistant hook two jevins together so you can find this deep bind. Protect your spine by engaging your core and lifting your heart.