Easy Yoga Pose
overview

Easy Yoga Pose is a seated pose that stretches the knees and is ideal for yogis and yoginis of all levels.

ajna – the third eye chakra
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How To Do Easy Yoga Pose
  1. Begin by sitting on a thick folded blanket. The blanket should make a solid base for you to sit upon. Sit near the edge of the blanket in the Staff Pose (Dandasana), with your legs stretched out on the floor in front of you.
  2. Cross your legs so your knees are wide, with one shin resting on top of the other. Slide your feet so they rest beneath knees of the opposite legs. Fold your legs close to your torso, but not too close — look down at your legs there should be a triangular gap formed by your two thighs and your crossed shins.
  3. Lengthen your spine with the crown of your head towards the ceiling and your tailbone towards the floor.
  4. Rest your hands on your knees palms down or in your lap palms up.
  5. Stay in this pose for as long as is comfortable.
Notes
  • Breathe deeply through each step.
  • Consult a yoga instructor or a doctor before performing this pose if you have a history of knee injuries.
Tips
If you frequently perform this pose, cross a different shin over the other every time.
Your folded blanket should lift you about six inches off the ground.
If you’re a beginner having some difficulty maintaining this pose, sit against a wall with a yoga block wedged between between your shoulder blades and the wall.
Stretches & Strengthens

All Muscles: Hips, back, knees, ankles
Target Muscles: Knees

Health Benefits of Easy Yoga Pose
  • Can calm the mind and relieve stress.
  • Opens the hips.

Sanskrit Name & Meaning

Sanskrit Name & Meaning

Sukhasana

(SOOK-ahs-anna)

suhka: pleasant, happiness, delight
asana: posture

History & Mythology

History & Mythology

This pose is not called “Easy” just because it is simple to do. The Sanskrit word “sukha” translates to “pleasure,” “bliss,” “ease” and “happiness.” This asana is meant for calm, relaxing meditation. It is sometimes also called the “Decent Pose” or the “Pleasant Pose.”
We are constantly researching to find more information about the history and mythology behind each pose. If you have any further information, we’d love to hear from you.