Session 4 – Easy Posture – Sukhasana

Session 4 – Easy Posture – Sukhasana


Hi friends, namaste !
Welcome back to Yoga & Fitness Session 4 – Easy Posture (Sukha-sana). According to Yoga master Patanjali, a posture
must be “steady” (sthira) and “easeful” (sukha). The basic Yoga sitting position is
called, appropriately, the easy/easeful posture (sukha-sana). Beginners should start their
floor sitting practice with the easy posture. The easy posture is a steady and comfortable
sitting position for meditation and breathing exercises. The posture also helps you become
more aware of and actually increase the flexibility in your hips and spine. It’s good preparation
for more advanced postures. 1. Sit on the floor with your legs straight
out in front of you; place your hands on the floor beside your hips, with your palms down
and fingers pointing forward. Shake your legs up and down a few times to get the kinks out.
2. Cross your legs at the ankles with the left leg on top and the right leg below. 3. Press your palms on the floor, and slide
each foot toward the opposite knee until your right foot is underneath your left knee and
your left foot is underneath your right knee. 4. Lengthen the spine by stretching your back
in an upward motion, and balance your head over your torso. In the classic (traditionally taught) posture,
you drop your chin to your chest, extend your arms, and lock your elbows. It’s recommended,
however, that you rest your hands on your knees with your palms down and elbows bent,
and keep your head upright; that modification is more relaxing for beginners. If you like this session, please like comment and subscribe Thank you