Easy Pose – Sukhasana (suk-AHS-anna)

Sukh = joy, happiness, and comfort

How to do

– Begin sitting with the sit-bones on the front edge of a firm cushion or folded blanket. The hips should be elevated four to six inches
-Allow the knees to separate, crossing your shins and sliding your feet under your opposite knee
– Begin to find balance over your pelvis
– Come lightly forward onto your sit-bones preventing the body from leaning back and rounding the spine
– Feel your thighs roll outwards and your knees move down towards the ground. Then, inhale and lift up through the top of your head
-Exhale and relax your shoulders

Benefits

-Opens your hips
-Lengthens your spine
-Amplifies the state of serenity, tranquility, and eliminates anxiety
-Relieves physical and mental exhaustion and tiredness

Contraindications

-Recent or chronic knee or hip injury or inflammation

Mountain Pose - Tadasana
Low Lunge - Anjaneyasna