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Atatürk
Posted: Sunday, January 6, 2019 6:07:48 PM

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What sitting positions are there in English?

Is it natural English in a yoga class for the coach to say: please "cross sit"?



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palapaguy
Posted: Sunday, January 6, 2019 9:26:16 PM

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Atatürk wrote:
What sitting positions are there in English?

Is it natural English in a yoga class for the coach to say: please "cross sit"?



I've never heard that. "Please sit with your legs crossed." is what I would expect to hear.
srirr
Posted: Monday, January 7, 2019 11:55:22 PM

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Atatürk wrote:
What sitting positions are there in English?

Is it natural English in a yoga class for the coach to say: please "cross sit"?



'Cross sit' is not a correct way to say. In Yoga, many asans are done by sitting cross-legged. I assume you mean the lotus position in which both the heels rest on opposite thighs. We call it Padmasan. You can also sit with your legs crossed in which one only one heel rests on the opposite thigh. The other heel is put under the other thigh. It is called Sukhasan. It is more relaxed, but it is less used in yoga.

Another sitting position in Yoga is called Vajrasan. You can sit with knees bent and calves under thighs while hips resting on heels. You can notice it to be a common posture for martial artists.

You may also sit in squatting position. When you squat, you bend your knees and lower down your torso but only your soles remain on ground. It is a natural position for excretion, but not preferred in Yoga.

There are more sitting positions in Yoga which you may learn as you practice more, like Konasan, Paschimottanasana etc.



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