Do you know Sukhasana Yoga pose? Sukhasana is one of the easiest seated poses where you can sit comfortably even as a beginner yoga practitioner. The Sanskrit word sukha means joy, comfort, easiness, happiness. Asana means pose, position. Sukha + asana = sukhasana = comfortable, easy pose.
Sukhasana is used to sit while doing pranayama, while doing Mudra practice as well as in between poses to relax while doing yoga practice.
If you a yoga beginner, how to do sukhasana – yoga easy pose at first? Now we just want to share you some methods with you.
Sit on your yoga mat,blanket or carpet with your legs stretched in front.
Bend your right leg at knee and tuck your foot below your left thigh.
Bend your left leg and tuck it below right as far as it is comfortable – your ankles are crossed.
Your back should be straight, the belly in. Keep head straight and look ahead or close the eyes if your wish.
You may keep your hands on your knees palms facing upwards or in Gyan mudra ( Keep your index finger touching the thumb and the other three fingers straight. You may also keep your hands on the knees palms facing downwards.
Relax your face muscles and jaw. Your body should be relaxed too.
Breathe deeply and comfortably. Feel your breath going in and out.
You may sit in this position as long as you are comfortable. you may also change the leg positions. That is, put the left leg below the right thigh and the right leg below the left knee.
If you are not able to sit for long in the position, increase the duration slowly. You may keep acushion or a folded blanket under your knee for support in the beginning.
Now please try to start a pose referring to above advices.