Last week, my wonderful yoga teacher, Gabby, led us through a series of balancing yoga poses: the Eagle Pose, then the Tree Pose, then… wait a minute, the Asian squat!? Yup, turns out that what us fobs know as the Asian squat, yogis refer to as the Garland Pose, or Malasana, a pose that’s supposed to open up one’s hips. In China, people do this squat as a resting position when there’s nowhere to sit, such as while eating, chatting with friends, or waiting at a bus stop.
Needless to say, while others in my yoga class struggled to maintain balance in this pose, I couldn’t have been more fobulously comfortable.
What’s so special about the Asian squat? Check out this hilarious vid to find out!