Sukhasana is a fabulously refreshing yogic posture found in every yoga practice mantra book, ever published. In many books, it is known as a decent pose, easy seat, easy pose, or even pleasant pose.
I remember my childhood days, when my Gramps used to tutor me with a manifold of yogic poses, and out of which Sukhasana was closest to my heart.
This pose can be related to a lotus pose. By performing Sukhasana, you will find yourself to be in a heavenly place of soulful breathing and blissful meditative setting.
How to Pose for Sukhasana?
- Sit erect with legs stretched out in front of the body.
- Bend the left leg and place its foot under the right thigh.
- Now, bend the right leg and place its foot under the left thigh.
- Stick out the edge of your foot on the floor.
- Make sure to keep the head, neck and spine straight.
- Settle both palms on the knees or thighs.
- Close your eyes, relax your body.
- Take slow and deep breaths.
- Practice this posture for 10 minutes.
Precautions for Sukhasana-
Avoid practicing this yogic pose- if you face severe knee pain or lower backache. Sciatica patients are strictly warned not to even think about this posture.
Health-filled Keepers of Sukhasana-
Sukhasana has a bunch of healthful blossoms, trust me when I say this; as I have personally experienced all these benefits many times. Check them out, for yourself:
Services the back muscles and spine:
Sitting up erectly and spreading of your collar bones apart will raise your heart, encouraging a better posture of the whole body, itself. Lengthening your back muscles and spine can press your spine open and broaden your low back muscles in a relieving way.
Key to the hips:
Sitting in this pose for at least 7minutes daily, increases your stretching capacity as well.
TIP: If you feel that- your hips are tightened, try placing blocks under each knee and gradually lessen the height of the blocks, used earlier. This will allow gravity to drop your hips open and you will definitely feel relaxed and lightened.
Gate way to the chest:
While inhaling, your chest will reach out to the clouds and during exhaling to ground, in this way the shaped chest bones will help you feel less stressed out.
With days passing by, you will feel the openness in your ankles that will allow you to sit more properly.
How to know your ankles are tightly closed?
If child’s pose is painful or you sense a strain- in terms of your ankle joints- you have tight ankles.
TIP: Try settling on a cushion to take some of the stress out of the ankles, and let them open.
Factor for the knees’ stretch:
This crisscross yogic posture can stretch open the knees. It is very beneficial for the folks, who drive long distances or have a desk job.
Make this pose- a lifetime mantra for detoxifying all the anxiety out of your system. Personally, this pose is proven to be the best when life throws challenges at you. Make this your meditation routine.
Other Health-full Benefits of Sukhasana-
- Improves the body posture.
- Improves mental balance.
- Improves physical balance.
- Improves flexibility of the ankles, knees and hips.
- Makes people healthy.
- Reduces fatigue.
- Stretches the back and neck.
- Enlarges the spinal cord.
- Broadens the chest and the collarbone.
- Healthy ankles.
- Strengthens back muscles.
These are some of the most amazing benefits of doing, the world famous yogic pose, Sukhasana.
PRO TIP: It is advisory that- you must perform Sukhasana daily to reduce fatigue from the body.
Let me know, how this asana turns out for you.
Happy Sukhasana daily!
Happy free- body life!
Happy meditative routine!