Sit on the ground with your head and
spine erect without drooping the
shoulders. Extend your legs forward such that your knees and
heels are placed together. Place your right foot on the left thigh and then your left
foot on the right thigh. Try to touch the knees to the
ground and turn the soles of your feet upwards. Attempt to minimize the gap between the left and right heels.
In the early stages, you may experience
pain in the knees and may be able to place
only one foot comfortably on the thigh. Regular practice
will make the process of placing both feet on the thighs
easier. Beginners with rigid knees and/or ankles should
proceed with care.
In this case you should try Siddhasana.
BENEFITS: This yoga
posture keeps the mind focused because it requires to sit
upright. It is a posture often suggested for practicing
Breath Control and meditation. Helps to be calm.
If you are suffering from any health condition, it is advisable not to perform these postures unless under the supervision of an experienced yoga instructor.