Back pain, which used to be a major health issue among the elderly earlier, is now increasingly catching up on the young adults and teenagers as well.
Change in lifestyle, working continuously in a sitting posture or those whose work involves frequent bending are the ones who suffer from a frequent back pain.
So, how do we get a stronger back, so that these work-related postures do not hamper the back?
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Medication, which includes vitamins, along with physical exercises are there to help get rid of the back pain. But, of all the methods, yoga seems to help in providing a permanent solution to the problem of back pain.
Sukhasana, or the easy pose, is one such yoga asana that has been proved to strengthen our back and in turn make it more stronger.
Sukhasana comes from the Sanskrit word 'Sukham' which means easy or pleasure and 'Asana' which means pose.
Sukhasana is one of the simplest forms of asana and can be done by people of all age groups. This asana can also be used for meditation purposes.
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For the beginners, they could take the support of a wall, initially. Slowly with more practice they can perform it without taking any support.
Therefore, take a look at the step-wise procedure to perform the Sukhasana and the benefits you can obtain from it.
Step-By-Step Procedure To Perform Sukhasana:
1. Stretch your feet in the front and sit erect.
2. With your knees wide and bent, cross your legs.
3. The outer edges of your feet must rest on the floor.
4. The feet must be relaxed and there should be enough space between your feet and the pelvis.
5. The palms must be placed on your laps comfortably.
6. Balance your back. The tailbone and Pubic bone should be at an equal distance from the floor.
7. Make your shoulders firm.
8. Sit in this position until you are comfortable with it.
9. The crossing position of the legs can be interchanged in between.
Other Benefits Of Sukhasana:
Helps relax the brain
Helps increase flexibility
Helps improve circulation
Helps improve digestion
Makes one feel energetic
Those who have a slipped disc problem or a knee or hip injury should be cautious while performing this asana. It is always best to consult a trained yoga instructor.