Saturday, 1 October 2016

Easy Pose (Sukhasana)

calms the brain
strengthens the back
Stretches the Knees and ankles

*Should not be practiced in case of knee injury

This pose may bring back memories of story time in kindergarten - sitting cross legged on the carpet.

Starting with legs stretched out in front of you, bend your knees and fold your legs so that each foot comes beneath the opposite knee.  In this pose, the feet do not come in close to the sitting bones, rather the crossed shins form a triangle with the thighs.

Sitting on a cushion or a folded towel or blanket will make this pose more comfortable.  If you suffer from sore knees, sit in a chair.

Place your hands in your lap or on your knees, lengthen the torso, close the eyes.

Breath gently, in through the nose and out through the nose.

You can stay here for as long as you like.  Be sure to change the cross of your legs so you are practicing on both sides.

I encourage you to sit with me, here,  every day, for five breaths or for five minutes.

This is where we begin.

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