One of my favourite resting positions. When I’m working on the floor or playing with the kids I find myself here often. I bring this into my mobility practices most days.
I use the deep squat position with many of my clients to aid their mobility journey and with those that practice it regularly I have witnessed improvements in their general movement as well as movement within their specific training programmes. Largely improving ankle and hip mobility.
If you are unable to sit relaxed with your heels down; start with something under your heels like a rolled towel. This will enable you to rest the heels and work towards finding a balance of weight throughout your whole foot, overtime.; you will use a smaller aid working towards feet flat on the floor. If you are new to this take it slow and steady.