Sukhasana (the easy pose)
Sit on a mat with legs spread out in front. Bend one leg and place the heel under the opposite thigh. Bend the other leg and place under opposite thigh and sit cross-legged with erect spine. Place hands on respective knees, palms downward, eyes closed, head poised and relax.
Time: 5 – 30 minutes
Value: Composure of body and mind leading to inner harmony and the favourable position to follow the other exercises.
What are the benefits of sitting in Sukhasana?
Sukhasana opens the hips and stretchs the spine. It promotes grounded ness and inner calm and relieves physical and mental exhaustion and tiredness. It intensifies the state of serenity, tranquility, and eliminates anxiety.
This asana should be avoided in case of recent or chronic knee or hip injury or inflammation.