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What is Sukhasana in Yoga?

by Nikhita Ferreira

Sukhasana: A lot of you who are not into yoga or meditation are wondering what Sukhasana is…and I’m going to fill you in on just that. Sukhasana is one of the most basic meditation poses and is practiced in yoga. The word sukhasana which means comfort/easy posture can be done by all age groups and is best suited for beginners. This asana requires to be seated on the ground in a simple cross-legged position with your back straight and aligned with the head and neck, without slumping. Sukhasana is best to be practiced in the morning, since its’ a meditative pose. However, if you have any hip or knee injury, its best to avoid it.

Sukhasana

Some of the benefits of this asana are:
  1. It’s relaxing and gives your mind and body a sense of peace.
  2. Broadens chest and collar bones and gives the body alignment.
  3. Makes the back stronger and steadier.
  4. Elongates the spine
  5. Stress & anxiety leaves the body.
Wondering how to do the Sukhasana? We’re going to help you with the basic form.
  1. Sit on the floor and stretch out your legs ahead in front. If you are not used to sitting on the floor, then you can use a blanket for a firm and flat base.
  2. Cross your legs and broaden your knees. Put each foot under the opposite knee.
  3. Once you’ve got that right, place your hands on your lap or knees. Palms can be either faced up or down.
  4. Now elongate your tailbone and make sure your shoulders are firm. The lower back should not be arched.
  5. Sit in this pose for as long as you are comfortable.

Once you’ve mastered the Sukhasana, you can move on to an advanced asana.

So go ahead and try this asana and find your inner calm!

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3 comments

rupa July 29, 2018 - 3:28 PM

i have tried meditating so many times, failing every time, hopefully this shall help, will try again. thanks for sharing 🙂 🙂

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Apoorwa verma July 29, 2018 - 5:47 PM

By name it sounds something that provides happiness ” sukh ” ?? loved your article nikhtia ??

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Sreeparna Ganguly July 30, 2018 - 11:34 PM

This was the first yoga pose I learnt…
It really helps increasing concentration and relaxes the body…

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