Yoga Tips to Sit More Comfortably

Yoga Tips to Sit More Comfortably

#1 – Elevate Pelvis

申博体育Elevating or lifting the pelvis helps to bring the spine into a neutral alignment. For this exercise, use a pillow, yoga block, or bolster to support your lower body in a sitting position.

Begin in an upright sitting position on the pillow with your legs crossed in front of your body, maintaining good alignment with your head, shoulders, and hips。 Place your hands on your thighs。

Elevate Pelvis

Elevate Pelvis

#2 – Support Knees

Supporting your knees can be very helpful, especially if your hips or inner thighs are so tight that it’s uncomfortable to lower your knees to the floor. For this exercise, use a pillow, yoga block, or bolster to support your lower body in a sitting position.

Begin in an upright sitting position on the pillow with your legs crossed in front of your body, maintaining good alignment with your head, shoulders and hips. Place a pillow or yoga block underneath each knee for added support and place your hands on your knees.

Support Knees

Support Knees

#3 – Use the Wall

Placing your low back against a wall is an easier way for you to feel that neutral alignment in the spine。

Begin in an upright sitting position with your seat, midback, and head against the wall. Cross your legs in front of your body. For added support and comfort, place a pillow or yoga block underneath your seat and knees, and place your hands on your knees.

Use the Wall

Use the Wall

#4 – Kneel (with prop)

申博体育Kneeling is one of the best options for those uncomfortable sitting for long periods of time.

Begin in an upright kneeling position, maintaining good alignment with your head, shoulders, and hips. Engage your core, shift your hips back, and rest your seat on your feet. Place your hands on your thighs.

Kneel with prop

Kneel (with prop)

Alternative Position:

To lessen the tension on your ankles, place a pillow or blanket under your shins.

Alternative Position 1

To lessen the tension on your ankles and knees, place a pillow or blanket between your calves and thighs.

Alternative Position 2

申博体育To lessen the tension on your glutes, place a yoga block or pillows under your sitting bone to elevate your pelvis.

Alternative Position 3

#5 – Stretch Your Hips

If you can determine the root cause of your tight hips and work on opening up your hip flexors, this will make sitting more comfortable. You can also check other hip-related exercises or other health and wellness exercises by visiting our Facebook page Healing Through Movement or by visiting our website hallowizard.com.

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