The Sukhasana is also known as the Easy Pose, but those approaching yoga for the first time shouldn’t rely on the name as a description, as it can be difficult to carry out in some instances.
The Sukhasana was first referred to in the 19th century in Sritattvandhi, a treatise written in the 19th century.
The pose is carried out by the person entering a seated position ensuring that their buttocks are placed firmly on the floor.
The feet then need to be placed below the knees, and then the person needs to rest their hand on their knees.
The pose is used for meditation as well as opening the hips and lengthening the spine.
As such, as some of the benefits associated with the Sukhasana include a sense of inner calms as well as felling more grounded overall.
Those that have carried out the Sukhsana pose for some time also report that they’re able to treat minor depression and anxiety.
As beneficial as the pose is, it could cause difficulties for those that may have received surgery for a knee or hip injury.
If you’re unsure as to whether recent surgery will affect your ability to carry out the Sukhasana, then it would be advisable to speak to a yoga professional in the first instance.