- Sitting poses are a great way to improve flexibility and posture without the risks of falling.
- Common seated yoga poses include easy pose, child’s pose, and cobbler’s pose.
- If any of these sitting poses are too uncomfortable you can sit on a yoga block or blanket.
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Seated yoga poses are ideal for improving flexibility and range of motion in the body. Compared to standing yoga poses, there is a lower risk of losing your balance and falling. Most seated poses are suitable for beginners and are generally used for
or during yoga practice.
They offer more physical stability because the body is connected with the ground, which can “result in a greater mental and emotional sense of security,” says Deborah Thomas Snode, certified yoga teacher and instructor at The Ohio State University.
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It’s best to warm up before doing yoga poses to prepare the body for physical activity and prevent injury. “Shoulder and hip warm-ups provide more ease in sitting postures,” says Snode. Try arm circles and lunges before doing yoga poses.
Important: Those who are above 65 years old, pregnant, or have knee, hip, or spine injuries should consult their healthcare provider before trying yoga poses to reduce the risk of injury or harm.
Here are 15 seated yoga poses you might want to try. Note that yoga poses, both standing and seated postures, are usually held for about 30 seconds or five deep breaths:
1. Easy Pose
Easy pose helps stretch the hips as well as the spine.
How to do it:
- Sit cross-legged on the floor.
- Straighten your back and gaze forward. Use your core muscles to keep your spine straight and tall.
- Rest your hands on your lap or on top of your knees.
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