Prayer Squat Yoga Pose

Prayer Squat Yoga Pose


This exercise involves assuming a squatting position while bringing the hands together in a prayer position in front of the chest. It is a yoga pose that helps to stretch the hips, thighs, and ankles while also promoting balance and focus.

Muscle Group

Equipment Required

Prayer Squat Yoga Pose Instructions

  1. Start by standing with your feet hip-width apart and your hands in prayer position in front of your chest.
  2. Take a deep breath in and as you exhale, bend your knees and lower your hips down into a squat position.
  3. Keep your back straight and your chest lifted as you hold the pose for a few breaths.
  4. As you inhale, straighten your legs and come back up to standing position with your hands still in prayer position.
  5. Repeat the squatting motion for several repetitions, focusing on your breath and maintaining proper form.

Prayer Squat Yoga Pose Form & Visual

Prayer Squat Yoga Pose

Prayer Squat Yoga Pose Benefits

  • Strengthens the lower body muscles, including the quadriceps, hamstrings, and glutes
  • Improves flexibility in the hips, knees, and ankles
  • Stretches the back, shoulders, and neck
  • Helps to improve balance and stability
  • Can help to relieve stress and tension in the body
  • May improve digestion and circulation
  • Can be modified for different levels of flexibility and strength

Prayer Squat Yoga Pose Muscles Worked

  • Quadriceps
  • Hamstrings
  • Glutes
  • Calves
  • Core muscles

Prayer Squat Yoga Pose Variations & Alternatives

  • Prayer Squat with Twist
  • Prayer Squat with Eagle Arms
  • Prayer Squat with Forward Fold
  • Prayer Squat with Side Stretch
  • Prayer Squat with Shoulder Opener