How to do Sukhasana
Sit down comfortably on the floor and cross your legs. Keep your back and spine straight and relax your shoulders.
Benefits of Sukhasana
This yoga pose is frequently used in meditation and breathing practice. It helps you to relax and calm body and mind.
In this yoga posture you should be able to relax. The focus lies on sitting comfortably, with the shoulders relaxed and no pain or effort in any of your body parts.
Tips and Help when Facing Problems
If you are not able to bring your legs together very closely to the body, do not force yourself but keep them as close as it is comfortable for you. You can support your knees with cushions if necessary.
You can also place a cushion under your tailbone which will help you sit straight and reduce the pressure on your lower back.
If longer sitting is still difficult for you, try supporting your back by leaning against a wall.
When to Avoid Sukhasana
If you have knee problems, pain and weakness in the knees or if your ligaments are worn or torn, you should avoid this position. If you are in doubt, please consult your doctor or physiotherapist and let your yoga teacher know about it.