We all want happiness and Yoga is the
way for that much-needed happiness factor in your life. ~ Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
Sukhasana is a Sanskrit word where sukh means “pleasure” or “happiness”, and asana means “pose”. It is also known as Easy Pose/Decent Pose/Pleasant Pose in the theoretical knowledge of Yoga. It is a basic level, Hatha Yoga pose which stretches your knees, ankles and strengthens your back. This pose can be done by all age groups, from children to an elderly person or a beginner-level to an advanced yogi.
The pose has been carried on for centuries, an
inclination that the health benefits of this asana are subtle yet powerful.
Sukhasana is strongly used for Meditation purposes and is usually practiced
early in the morning. Keep your stomach clean, even though this pose can be
performed at any time of the day.
Steps to do Sukhasana (Easy Sitting Pose)
- Sit on the floor; keep your back
perpendicular to the ground.
- Now, cross your legs by bringing each
foot behind the thigh of the opposite leg.
- Adjust and get comfortable in the
pose, your feet shouldn’t hold the pressure or any stress.
- Keep your shoulders, neck, spine, and
- Place your palms over the knees,
either facing up or down.
- You can either use jnanamudra or chinmudrawhile meditating
in this pose.
- Switch your legs when the negative
vibrations want to exit from the body.
Avoid this asana if you have knee or hip
injuries, disc problems. Use cushions as a comfortable seat.
5 Health Benefits of Sukhasana (Easy Sitting Pose)
First of all, in order to reap the benefits of Sukhasana, you need to lean into an intense meditative state which is a result of concentration, and deep-breathing exercises.
Read More: 5 Excellent Pranayama Breathing Exercises (techniques)
Start with making your actions and words more
kind towards the society by the daily implementation of Karma Yoga. Be patient
during this process, as clearing up your intentions, purifying your soul by
removing the toxic behavior or energies from around you, needs some time to
execute. Another important tip is to eat healthy, nutritious food to stay
energized, and positively influenced all the time.
- Opening up of Mool Dhara Chakra
It creates a calm ambiance in your body and mind. This pose encourages groundedness and a humble atmosphere in your body. During this exercise, try to focus in between the eyebrows. Lift up your energy from the social desires of the world to walk a path towards enlightenment.
- Gain Internal Peace, Love, and Happiness
Sit in dhyanaposition, and connect with the higher power or universal energy. Yes, this pose is physically easy but mentally challenging. At the beginning of your meditation practice, let the random thoughts flow in peace in order to let them go. Then, after clearing your head, you can finally focus on the questions and answers of the world.
- Stretches your Knees, and Ankles
This pose helps to unlock your hips, to lengthen up your spine, and strengthen your back muscles. The process helps you get free from the minor sprains and releases tensions from the contractions in these body parts.
Benefits of the easy sitting pose are plenty which will help you in your personal as well as work life. Movement is a big part of yoga asanas and so is “sitting still”.
- Relaxation Therapy
The mental ability to control your mind is not easy but can be the only solution in order to curb your problems. By looking within, Sukhasana unravels the power of intuition in the days of confusion. Meditation is a delightful path to walk on, which aids your healing, gives you infinite wisdom, and a peaceful mind.
- Garner your Internal Happiness
Get rid of stress, depression, anxiety, and emotional instability by learning how to balance.In Yoga, they say that if you can sit in a yoga asana for two hours and thirty-two minutes, then you have mastered the pose.So, gradually increase your time period and become one with nature.
Yoga doesn’t care about what you have been, but
what you are becoming since yoga needs to be lived with all your
vulnerabilities displayed on your sleeves. Only then, Sukhasana will leave you in a state of blissful attitude, a
charming personality, and a positive aura.
Have only love in your heart for
others. The more you see the good in them, the more you will establish the good
in yourself.~ Paramahansa Yogananda