Yogasana – Sukhasana Benefits, steps and precautions
The Sukhasana may seem as an easy pose but it has many benefits for the body. For example, it is a hip opener, it is calming, and it eases the menstrual pain for women in addition to lowering the level of anxiety. While doing this posture one should make sure that our spine is straightened.
How to Perform:
step 1:Sit with your legs stretched out ahead, in front of you.
step 2:Cross your shins and widen your knees, so that you can slip each foot, beneath the opposite knee.
step 3:Bend your knees and fold your legs towards your torso.
step 4:Keep your feet relaxed, so that the outer edges rest on the floor and the inner arches are settled below the opposite shin. Your thighs and crossed shins should form a small triangle. There should be a gap between your pelvis and feet.
step 5:Balance your tail bone and pubic bone in such a way that they are equidistant from the ground.
step 6:Place your hands on your knees, palm down and lengthen your tailbone towards the floor.
It is important that you avoid this pose, in case of Recent or chronic knee injuries, Hip injuries, inflammation in the knee or hip In case you experience any pain or discomfort while performing the Sukhasana, you should discontinue practicing the pose until you consult a doctor.