Easy Pose

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Sukhasana

In Sanskrit, “sukh” means ease and “asana” means pose, hence the name of this Easy pose.

 

How to: Easy Pose

Start with sitting on a thick folded blanket under your pelvis. You can stretch your legs by bringing them in front once before crossing them.

Now cross the shins while widening the knees so that each foot is neatly kept beneath the opposite knee. The thighs would be folded inwards now.

Keep your feet relaxed so that the inner arches are beneath the opposite shin. The leg fold of Sukhasana will be complete when you find a triangle formed by your two thighs and crossed shins when you look down.

Maintain an adequate gap between your pelvis and your feet. While your pelvis should be in a neutral position, it should also be equidistant from the ground when compared with the pubic bone.

Your hands can be stacked on your lap with palms facing upwards or the wrists can be on your knees with palms facing downwards, gently assisting you in maintaining an erect spine. Do not excessively arch your lower back and point your lower front ribs in front.

Alternatively shift the leg crossing as you relax in the Easy Pose. You may do this yoga pose for any length of time you find comfortable.

 

Benefits of Easy Pose

Sukhasana is a basic yoga pose which has some fundamental benefits for every one who practices it on a daily basis. Some of them are the following:

  • Promotes mental calm and peace.
  • Induces strength in your back and the spine.
  • Results in stretching of your knees, ankles and feet.
  • Counters stress and anxiety when continued for long durations.

 

For beginners, this yoga pose can serve as a building block towards other, relatively complex seated poses. Since its main focus is the upper back, if you are suffering from back pain or similar conditions, you can get the required relaxation from this Easy Pose.

Advanced users may like to modify this pose a bit. You may sit parallel to a wall with your back facing it at a distance slightly less than the length of a yoga block. Then you should wedge the block’s ends between your lower shoulder blades and the wall.

Although this pose is recommended for everyone due to its simple nature, there may be a few rare cases or people that may not be rightly benefitted. Check for the following ailment and see if you are fit to adopt this yoga pose:

  • Chronic leg or knee injury.

 

Once you are ready to relax your body, find a peaceful place and remain in Easy Pose as long as you wish.