When practicing yoga, the easy pose is one of the simplest poses you’ll do — it’s a simple sitting pose in which many workouts begin. These step-by-step instructions show you how to do the easy pose. Next, you'll want to pick up a book, rent a video, or take a class to obtain guidance on how long to hold these poses, how often to repeat them, and how to combine them with other poses.

Here’s what you do:

  1. Sit on the floor.

  2. Bend your knees, keeping your feet flat on the floor, and then wrap your arms around your knees.

  3. Pull your knees to your chest to straighten your spine.

  4. Release your arms when you no longer feel any stretch in your spine, cross your legs, and let your knees drop to the floor.

    Be sure to keep your head and body in a straight line.

Taking a yoga class is another way to master the many yoga poses that make up a yoga workout.

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Larry Payne, PhD, is the founding president of the International Association of Yoga Therapists. Named one of America's most respected yoga teachers by the Los Angeles Times, he also developed yoga programs at UCLA School of Medicine and Loyola Marymount University. Georg Feuerstein, PhD, authored over 30 books on yoga, tantra, and Hinduism. He died in 2012.

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