Sukasana (Easy Pose)
This is pose is probably more known as “criss-cross-applesauce.” Sit in a cross-legged position. Place your hands down on your knees. They can face down to the earth for grounding energy or up to the sky for more uplifting energy. Root down through the right and left sit bones evenly. Press the pubic bone and tailbone into the mat so all four corners of your pelvis are equal on the floor. Relax your hip flexors. Lengthen your spine. Stack your shoulders over your hips. Lift your heart. Line your ears up over your shoulders. Reach through the crown of your head. Notice where the breath moves in and out of your body. Allow the breath to begin at the base of your spine and travel all the way up to the crown of your head. This pose can be used during meditation.