Sitting in the Simple Cross-legged Pose (Sukhasana) is an easy alternative to the Lotus Pose (Padmasana). Although it’s also called Easy Pose, it can be quite challenging to sit comfortably in this pose for a longer period of time. This is because it’s hard to keep the spine straight. In this post, I’ll explain why this is so and what you can do about it.
What if you want do some exercising and stretching, but you have only limited time and room available, then what can you do? Answer: the Egyptian Sun Salutation! This (relatively unknown) sequence loosens up the spine and shoulders, strengthens your legs, deepens your breath and fosters the flow of energy in your body. A couple of rounds of the Egyptian Sun Salutation counts as a mini yoga session. This is because this sequence covers all six basic movements of the spine (forward and backward bend, side bends and twisting to both sides) You can also use it as a warming up before a longer yoga session or a workout. The Egyptian Sun Salutation is fairly easy to learn.