This yoga squat makes an appearance quite regularly in our warm ups - and there's a few very good reasons for this.
First of all, it's great for opening up the hips whilst simultaneously stretching the groins and glutes. It also helps to build strength and mobility through the feet and ankles. So it makes perfect sense to use it in a gym or training environment to prepare our bodies for certain movements such as the front or back squat.
However, there are more benefits.
This "stretch" is known for it's head to toe positivity.
Whilst it helps to improve the function of your hips, glutes, hamstrings, quads, knees, calves, ankles, feet and lower back. It has been shown to improve digestive function due to the increase of blood circulation in the pelvic area.
And obviously, as it's a yoga pose, with some practice, it can actually help you to relax your mind and your muscles.
It only takes 1-2 mins in this position on a daily basis to see a positive impact on your body.
Give it a go!