(garland pose/ yogi’s squat)
Squat with your feet just a little apart and facing outwards. Try to make your heels touch the floor. Separate your thighs a little wider than your torso. Press your elbows against your inner knees, bringing your palms together in a namaste (anjali mudra). While exhaling, lean your torso forward and fit it snugly between your thighs. Hold the position for 30 seconds or so.
Benefits: This pose ensures our breath drops down to our belly, leading to fuller breaths thereafter. It also helps relax and open the pelvis while also strengthening the upper legs.