Seated Poses

In seated yoga poses, the spine is kept straight, which stretches the spine and surrounding muscles. Thus, seated postures help to relax tense muscles and increase flexibility of the spine. Some seated poses involve stretching and twisting the spinal column, which improves alignment and flexibility. In addition to the poses shown here, there are other seated poses in the Forward Fold and Meditation sections. Seated asanas can help us settle the entire body, relieving stress and enabling us to sleep well at night. When the spine and surrounding muscles are relaxed, it’s easier to release tension and calm the mind and body. This is the reason meditation is so often performed in a seated position.

Doing Boat Pose (Paripurna Navasana) is an excellent way to build core strength, focus, determination and balance.