Sitting On Your Legs

by Anonymous

I am 65 years old and have just started at beginner yoga, I am trying to do the beginner sit where you sit back on your legs with your toes together. I experience a great deal of pain in my upper thighs and I start to shake after just a minute or two. Is this normal for beginners? Thank You.



Answer

The problem in sitting poses is generally due to lack of flexibility and less muscular strength. Unless there is some known medical problem with your bones, just keep practicing and your condition will improve. The improvement can be very gradual initially but persistence pays.

Carry on with yoga poses that you can do comfortably.

Whenever you get free time, instead of sitting on a chair, sit on your yoga mat in any sitting pose, cross legged pose or vajra asana.

Hope this helps

Namaste
Daljit

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