How to practise Sukhasana (Easy Pose) ?

Sukhasana, also known as the Easy Pose, is a comfortable seated position commonly used for meditation and pranayama (breathing exercises). Here are the steps to practice Sukhasana and its benefits:

Steps to practice Sukhasana:

  1. Find a quiet and peaceful place where you can sit comfortably.
  2. Sit on the floor or on a yoga mat with your legs extended in front of you.
  3. Cross your legs at the shins and slide each foot beneath the opposite knee. You can also place one foot in front of the other if it’s more comfortable for you.
  4. Ensure that your pelvis is in a neutral position and your spine is erect. Allow your shoulders to relax and roll them back slightly to open your chest.
  5. Rest your hands on your knees, palms facing down or up, or you can adopt a mudra (hand gesture) of your choice for a deeper meditative experience.
  6. Close your eyes or keep them softly focused on a spot in front of you.
  7. Take slow, deep breaths, allowing your body and mind to relax in this comfortable position.
  8. Stay in Sukhasana for a few minutes to as long as you desire, maintaining a calm and relaxed state.

Benefits of Sukhasana:

  1. Calms the mind: Sukhasana helps to calm the mind and relieve stress and anxiety.
  2. Opens the hips: This pose gently stretches the hips, thighs, and ankles, promoting flexibility and mobility in these areas.
  3. Strengthens the back: Sitting with an upright spine in Sukhasana helps to strengthen the back muscles and improve posture.
  4. Promotes groundedness: Sukhasana connects you with the earth, creating a sense of stability and groundedness.
  5. Enhances meditation: The comfortable and stable seated position of Sukhasana makes it an ideal posture for meditation, enabling a focused and centered state of mind.
  6. Improves digestion: Sitting in Sukhasana can stimulate digestion and relieve digestive discomfort.

Remember, if you have any pre-existing injuries or conditions, it’s always advisable to consult with a qualified yoga instructor or healthcare professional before practicing any yoga pose. They can provide guidance on modifications or alternatives that suit your individual needs.