Atilia Haron at Yogaonethatiwant Studio, Shah Alam. Pix by Azian Azmee

SIT on the floor with your legs extended, spine straight and arms resting at your sides. Bend your right knee and hug it to your chest.

Then bring your right ankle to the crease of your left hip so the sole of your right foot faces the sky. The top of your foot should rest on your hip crease.

Then bend your left knee. Cross your left ankle over the top of your right shin.

The sole of your left foot should also face upwards, and the top of your foot and ankle should rest on your hip crease.

Draw your knees as close together as possible. Press your groins toward the floor and sit up straight.

Rest your hands on your knees with your palms facing up. Bring your hands into Gyan Mudra by creating a circle with each index finger and thumb, keeping the rest of the fingers extended.

Soften your face and bring your gaze to your “third eye”, the space between your eyebrows. Hold for up to one minute or for the duration of your meditation practice.

Release the pose by very slowly and gently extending both legs along the floor, like in the beginning.

Repeat for the same amount of time with the opposite leg on top.

Once done, lie down in the Savasana or Corpse Pose for at least five minutes.

Ease your legs and arms on the mat.

Keep your eyes closed and the body relaxed.

Atilia Haron is a singer and yoga instructor. She is trained at Vikasa Yoga in Koh Samui, Thailand and co-owns Yogaonethatiwant Studios, now in seven locations in the Klang Valley.

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