Sukhasana is an comfortable seated position for meditation.This pose opens the hips,lengthens the spine and promotes groundedness and inner calm.It is recommended to the beginners,to the ones who cannot approach the diamond position(vajrasana) for long time or the ones who cannot execute the lotus position(Padmasana) yet.It is recommended for the breathing control exercises(Pranayama) or for meditation(Dhyana)
How to perform Sukhasana:
Sit on the ground with the legs folded at the knees so that both the heels are touching your body with one foot resting inside the knee-fold and the other beneath..
This posture is widely practiced by common indian at the time of meditation,worship and prayer in the hindu temples..It is easy to perform and a good substitute to Padmasana..
1.The main benefit of this posture is its availability to beginners as a vehicle for Pranayama(Yogic breathing exercises)
2.It eliminates exhaustion and fatigue after strenuous games,drills or heavy manual labour.
3.This is the best and easiest pose for relaxing the muscles of the body including those related to the spine.