Yogis are particularly fond of seated asanas, and not just for meditation purposes. Eight of the 15 asanas described in the Hatha Yoga Pradipika, the most comprehensive of the pre-modern hatha yoga texts, are seated postures, and that isn’t counting seated forward bends or twists. What distinguishes these sitting postures, and what do they have in common? Why are they so highly regarded? Find out and be inspired to include classic sitting asana in your practice.

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