December Pose of the Month ~ Sukasana ~ Easy Pose

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SUKASANA ~ EASY POSE

  •  Arriving on the mat typically sitting with your legs crossed in front of you.
  • Your spine is long and lengthened.
  • Gently move the flesh away from your bottom to feel the sitbones reaching down towards the mat.
  •  Your shoulders are releasing down towards your hips.
  •  Your chin is parallel to the ground as your neck is long and lengthened allowing your throat be be open and your neck long.
  •  The crown of your head is reaching upwards towards the sky.

Allowing the base of the spine all the way up to the crown of the head to be in alignment. This allows the energy to begin to flow freely throughout the body.

This beginning or centering is an opportunity to check in with the body and mind as the breath flows freely. The posture, breath and focus is an opportunity to be present in the here and now.

Some options:

Sitting upon a blanket or bolster raising the hips to assist in elongation of the spine.

Blocks can be placed under the knees to support the hips.

Sit back on your heels, if this is not comfortable on your knees, either sit on a block or put a folded blanket under your bottom. If its not comfortable on the top of your feet a thin blanket can be placed under your ankles.

Another option is to sit with legs to one side, be sure to switch halfway through the centering.

The main objective is to have the spine extended and as much space in the body as available to begin.

Enjoy Sukasana!

Namaste

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