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Thursday, January 12, 2023



      So far we have learned about some Methods of Meditation and Hand Mudras (Varun Mudra, Akash Mudra, Prithvi Mudra, Vayu Mudra, and Gyan Mudra) used for meditation. Now, in our upcoming posts, we will try to get information about some of the basic postures to sit in meditation. So let's first try to understand what is sitting posture.

In simple words, sitting comfortably concentrated and stable is called Asana. The literal meaning of Asana is to sit in a special way. There are mainly two types of asanas:-
  • Dynamic posture
  • Stable posture

  • Dynamic postures (Asanas) are those postures in which the body remains dynamic with power.
  • Stable postures (Asanas) are those asanas which are performed without movement or with a lot of movement in the body.

By regular practice of asanas, the mind remains the mind calm and stable, and the body and the body parts get perseverance.

Although all types of asanas are necessary to nourish the body and mind, but some asanas are very important for meditation, which we should practice daily. With the continuous practice of these yoga-asanas, we can keep our body and mind healthy. So let's try to get information about these very important Yogasanas.

Mainly 5 types of asanas are considered essential for doing meditation methods properly and to get the maximum benefit from them.

  1. Sukhasana - Happily (cross-legged posture)
  2. Siddhasana - Posture like an adept, adept, expert
  3. Vajrasana - Sitting on the heels posture
  4. Ardha Padmasana - Half Lotus posture
  5. Padmasana - Lotus posture

While having all the appropriate sitting postures for meditation, it is important to ensure that:
  • The upper part of the body is straight and taut.
  • The head, neck, and back are in a straight line.
  • There should be no tension in the muscles of the shoulders and abdomen.
  • Keep hands on your knees.
  • Eyes closed, face straight.
  • The body should remain motionless during the practice.

So let's start with the easiest and most popular sitting posture which we know as Sukhasana.

"Sukhasana, also known as the easy pose, is a simple yet effective yoga posture that promotes relaxation, flexibility, and inner peace. Discover the benefits of practicing Sukhasana and how it can help improve your physical and mental well-being."




Sukhasana is a Sanskrit word in which sukh means 'bliss', and asana means 'yoga posture'. Sukhasana is a yoga practice whose main purpose is to provide concentration, stability, and peace of mind. It helps to stabilize the mind for the practice of meditation and samadhi and plays an excellent role in providing a comfortable and stable state to the body.
Sukhasana is very similar to Siddhasana, Padmasana, Vajrasana and Swastikasana.

If seen, this is the easiest yoga posture for meditation, which can be done by people of any age group. Especially suitable for old age. Since the practice of this yoga gives relaxation to the seeker, it is also known as Aaram Mudra, Pleasant Mudra, or Gentle Mudra. 
Sukhasana is one of the simplest asanas of yoga science. Sukhasana is considered being one of the most simple and easy asanas of Hatha Yoga. The literal meaning of Sukhasana is to sit comfortably. Its regular practice also helps in awakening the chakras and kundalini.

The practice of Sukhasana completes Dandasana, Vajrasana, Uttanasana, Balasana, and Dhanurasana. Let us know about the easy method, benefits, and precautions of Sukhasana.

How To Do Sukhasana With Right Technique And Posture

Sukhasana is considered the seat of meditation. That's why most people prefer to sit in this posture for meditation. Apart from this, it is also considered as the posture of penance of ancient Indian yogis.
Instructions to do Sukhasana

  1. Sit on the yoga mat, keeping the back straight and legs spread.
  2. After this, crossing both legs alternately, fold them inwards from the knees. The knees should be on the outside. And sit cross-legged.
  3. Your feet will be comfortable. When you look down, you will find that a triangle has been formed from your curves. Your calves are crossed under the thighs.
  4. During this time, there should be a safe space between your legs and pelvis. The Pelvis area should remain in its natural position.
  5. Balance your back in such a way that your lower spine and pubic bone are at an equal distance from the floor.
  6. Now, when your feet are in the right place, keep your palms either on your lap or you can also keep them on your knees. Keep in mind that the palms should be upwards and as much as possible should be in Gyan Mudra for more benefits.
  7. Keep the waist, back, neck and head in a straight line.
  8. In yoga, it is said that if you sit in this asana for two and a half hours, i.e., 2 hours and 30 minutes, then this asana will be perfected for you. By the way, you can sit in this posture as long as you want to sit comfortably.
  9. It is important to keep one thing in mind while doing this asana that keeps changing the position of your feet every day. For example, if one day you kept the right leg up, then the next day sit with the left leg folded upwards.

Precautions for Sukhasana

  • It is important to make sure that the stomach is completely empty before doing the asana.
  • If you have an injury in your hips or knees, do not practice this asana at all.
  • If you have a slip disc complaint, you can use a cushion before practicing this asana.
  • If there is any kind of extreme pain in the legs, do not do this asana.
  • Do not practice this asana in case of sciatica or any kind of pain around the lower part of the spine or in severe knee disease.


Sukhasana Benefits

  1. It develops a sense of calmness and stillness between body and mind.
  2. It gives peace to the mind.
  3. Its practice helps in removing fatigue, stress, tension, anxiety, and depression.
  4. With regular practice, the chest and collar bones become wide.
  5. The balance of the body improves by the practice of Sukhasana.
  6. The spine becomes straight by the practice of this asana.
  7. Sukhasana helps in making the back strong and tough.
  8. By doing this asana, knees and ankles get a good stretch.
  9. Sukhasana reduces the blood circulation of the feet and the extra blood starts to circulate towards other organs due to which their activity increases.
  10. It increases positive energy by concentrating the mind.

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