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Sukhasana - Seated Shoulder & Arm Stretch Guide

Sukhasana - Seated Shoulder & Arm Stretch Guide

FEATURES

MUSCLES

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EQUIPMENT

None

DIFFICULTY

Easy

Known as the beginning seated pose, this is one of the simplest and relaxed sitting pose that is friendly to people who are just starting off yoga.

MEDIA

INSTRUCTIONS

Prep

Use any props as needed to support your pose.

Start

Sit down with legs stretched forward in front of you or use a transitional movement to prepare for this pose.

Movement

Cross your shins, widen knees and slip your feet underneath opposite knee. Fold legs towards your torso. Relax your feet. Keep your back straight and upright.

Lay your hands on your knees, palm up. Ensure that your back doesn't arch nor poke your ribs forward.

Hold this pose till you are ready to transition out of it.

End

Release your legs and let them stretch in front of you or use a transitional movement to prepare for the next pose.

TIPS

Placing a towel, pad, blanket or some form of cushioning to raise your hip joints above your knees will allow you to keep the spine straight and maintain posture for extended period of time.

Cross your legs alternatively if you do this pose regularly.

Do you have more tips? Post in the comment below.

PROGRESSION

  • Beginner
  • Easy
  • Moderate
  • Advanced
  • Very Advanced

Sukhasana

Siddhasana

Svastikasana

Padmasana

Mulabandhasana

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