As known in yoga, the cross-legged position, aka sukhasana or half padmasana (half lotus), is an easy calming pose. It has a long list of benefits such as:
- Calming your brain
- Eliminating stress
- Improving alignment
- Lengthening your spine
- Stretching your ankles and knees
- Broadening your collarbones and chest
And it can help your digestion as it slows your metabolism!
So if you are in a place with a low coffee table or no table, don’t worry anymore, just sit straight crossing your legs.
You don’t necessary need to put your feet on top of your opposite knees, just find a comfortable position, help yourself with cushions/ blankets, align your back by using a wall behind you if you like. The goal is to enjoy a nice meal while you relax and help your body!
Careful though, if you have any knee, hip or ankle issues, you should avoid this pose.