Easy Seated Pose
Photo of Maggie Anderson taken by Morayo Sayles
As my children like to call this pose: Criss-Cross Applesauce! 🙂 This is the pose that starts off many yoga classes. And I often finish with this pose with legs crossed, eyes closed and hands on the knees palms facing up. We finish with our Namaste! 🙂 This is a great pose for meditation, grounding and centering. After a long yoga practice your body is ready for relaxation and can hold with stamina for a deep meditation that can bring you peace, tranquility and mooch-o connection benefits.
Directions on how to come into the pose:
Simply sitting down with legs crossed. Now, it’s helpful to take any extra weight off the hips here so do get a folded blanket or two and slide them right under your hips. You can use a bolster, cushion or a rolled up mat as well! This will assist you to keep your back straight without strain as well as to more easily come into a calm and centered frame of being. Think good posture here. Lowering down from the tailbone and lifting up from the Crown. Drop your shoulders. Relaxed shoulders means a relaxed body. Breathe deeply with presence to the breath. Bring your awareness to your breath and be in the present moment. Come out of the pose when you wish.
When not to do this pose or to modify/Contraindications:
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