SANSKRIT: Sukhasana (suk-HAS-anna)

DESCRIPTION: From a seated position, bring your knees into a simple cross-legged pose. Both knees should be below the hips. Place the hands on the thighs or knees and keep the spine straight.

BENEFITS: Opens the hips and stretches the knees and ankles. Strengthens the back. Calms the mind, reduces stress and anxiety. Improves circulation and blood flow to the pelvis.