Easy Pose

Is one of the best poses for aligning and lengthening your spine.  As much as this is an active pose – as it works the muscles in your back, abdominal wall, and hips – it is also a grounding pose that is sustainable for several rounds of breath.


Easy Pose (Sukhasana)

  • Come to a comfortable seat, with your legs crossed.
  • Use a block or towel to prop yourself up – this will bring your hips higher than your knees help those who have tight hip flexors.
  • Allow a space between your heels and your pelvis.
  • Firmly root down through your sits bones.
  • Shift your shoulders over your hips and engage your core.
  • Melt your shoulder blades down your back.
  • Rest your hands on your thighs or bring your hands to your heart center and press your thumbs into your sternum.
  • Reach the crown of your head toward the sky as you inhale.
  • Continue to engage your core as you exhale.



Easy Pose strengthens the front and back of your core – your spine and your abdominal muscles.  It also works your outer hip muscles, as you work to bring your knees wide



Easy pose cultivates a focused, centered mind.  When you hold this pose for several rounds of breath, you bring your body and mind into a calm, meditative state.



As you ignite the muscles in your abdominal wall and your spine, Easy Pose activates your third chakra, Manipura.  This chakra is located at the navel, just above the solar plexus.  The lumbar spine (lower back) and abdominal wall are key players in this chakra.  The color of this chakra is yellow. “Activation of the Manipura Chakra frees one from negative energies and purifies and strengthens one’s vitality.”



Take a few minutes in the morning or during the day to come into Easy Pose.  Hold and breath in this pose, focusing on just your breath.  Quiet your mind and create space between your thoughts and your consciousness.  Notice how this shifts your day and uplifts your spirit.


Coach Jentry


Gumsaba Fitness Class schedule Monday 12/14/15 

5:30AM Sunrise Danville Womens class – Coach Jentry – HIIT Monday

5:30AM Sunrise Danville Mens class – Coach Joel – HIIT Monday

6AM Sunup Morga Womens only Class – Coach Briana – HIIT Monday

8:15AM Sunrise Moraga Womens only Class – Coach Briana & Coach Joel – HIIT Monday 

9AM Sunshine Walnut Creek Womens only class – Coach Jentry – HIIT Monday

11:00AM Cytosport Boot camp Lite – Coach Jentry (private class) Bodyweight Blast

12:00PM Cytosport Boot camp – Coach Jentry (private class) Bodyweight Blast 

2PM Cytosport Vinyasa Flow Yoga – Coach Michelle D (private class)