Easy Yoga Pose – Sukasana

This is a good sitting posture for beginners. Simply fold the legs, so that each leg rests on the opposite foot and place the hands on the knees. The sides of the feet are on the floor and the thighs points up at an angle of 20 or 30 degrees. Keep the spine elongated and straight, breathe normally.

Hold this position for about 2-5 minutes, as any longer than that would be strenuous to sit up straight. This is because the thighs are not stabilized, as only the sides of the feet touches the floor, instead of the whole length of the thigh. This requires you to constantly struggle for stability, which makes holding this posture for a long period of meditation uncomfortable.

Nevertheless, you can use the Easy Yoga Posture either at the beginning of your yoga session or at the end, for a short period of relaxation time. For a longer relaxation or meditation other more stable postures, like the auspicious pose, are more suitable.

Alternate the foot positions between each yoga practice.

Hatha Yoga Postures: Sanskrit – English

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