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Asana Analysis

Published on September 6th, 2013 | by Catherine Tingey

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EASY POSE (Sukhasana)

Also known as COMFORTABLE SEATED POSE, EASY POSE, like STAFF POSE and MOUNTAIN POSE is another deceptively simple, foundational pose.

If I am teaching any kind of breathwork (Pranayama), I often start a class or private in EASY POSE to still the mind and body. EASY POSE is also the most commonly used pose for Meditation.

Beginners often find placing a BLOCK or folded blanket just under the tailbone helps to lift out of the sit bones, and sit tall.

Taking this pose at the wall will also be helpful for beginners.

Benefits of Easy Pose include:

  • Opens chest and collarbones
  • Elongates spine
  • Strengthens the muscles associated with good posture
  • Opens the hips
  • Stretches knees and ankles
  • Calms the nervous system and brain
  • Increase in mental clarity and acuity
  • Strengthens the back

DSC01314ALIGNMENT

Cross the legs at the shins and gently pull the buttock flesh away, left and right.

Engage the feet and point the toes North.

Ground down through the sit bones

Switch the legs to the opposite cross.

 

WORK IN THE POSE chakras

Imagine the tailbone (ROOT CHAKRA) is drawing energy up from the center of the earth.

Allow it travel up the spine, activating the navel and drawing the navel to spine.

See this energy pour out the top of the head (CROWN CHAKRA)

 

 

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Entrepreneur, yogini, designer, award-winning filmmaker, personal trainer and former marathon runner. She left a career in finance to start her own business and along the way, became a yoga teacher after practicing for 24 years.

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Entrepreneur, yogini, designer, award-winning filmmaker, personal trainer and former marathon runner. She left a career in finance to start her own business and along the way, became a yoga teacher after practicing for 24 years.



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