How to Do Easy Pose (Sukhasana)



You will likely encounter easy pose (Sukhasana) in most yoga sequences and classes. You may even find yourself getting into this pose throughout your day. Although it seems relatively simple, it takes great focus and attention. This pose improves flexibility in the spine and strengthens the back and hip muscles. It is excellent for providing peace and calm to your day.


How to Get Into the Pose

Sit comfortably in a seated position. You can place your hands on the top of your knees palms down, or place one hand on your heart. If needed, prop yourself up so that your hips are higher than your knees (you can use a block or fold a blanket or two). Lengthen your tail bone toward the ground, slide your shoulder blades back and down, aligning your head, neck and spine in one line. Soften your neck and hips, and close your eyes.

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