5 Easy Yoga Poses For A Couch Potato

Here are five extremely easy but effective yoga poses for lazy people. These can easily be done while watching TV.

Chanchal Sengar
Written by: Chanchal SengarUpdated at: Feb 27, 2020 17:54 IST
5 Easy Yoga Poses For A Couch Potato

Being a couch potato, do you know the amount of damage you are doing to your body? It could be very comforting to lie down on a couch and do nothing but that is hazardous for your health in multiple ways. You still have time to assess your actions and take steps towards your body and wellness. We understand it is not possible to just get up one fine morning and start exercising. We encourage you to take baby steps or one step at a time which can do wonders. Keeping this in mind, we have listed down some easy yoga exercises for couch potatoes to begin their journey towards health.


#1 Easy Pose

easy pose

As easy as it can be, just get down on the floor and sit in the easy pose. Sit in the cross-legged position with your back straight and hands in Anjali mudra(tip of the thumb touching the tip of the index finger). Meditate while retaining the position to bring soundness in the mind and body. You can also do Bhramari Pranayama if you have migraine problem.

#2 Plank Pose

plank pose

Plank is one of the most effective poses for one and all. This could be difficult in the beginning especially for lazy bums but do it regularly and you’ll start enjoying the session. During the advertisement breaks, do plank pose. This challenging pose helps in building the core strength of the body.

Lie down with your stomach touching the ground. Now, straighten your arms and lift your toes and balance. Plank is all about balancing which unarguably, is difficult.

Also Read: Yoga For Flexibility, 5 Poses For Non-Flexible People

#3 Sphinx Pose

sphinx pose

Remember how you used to lounge on the bed with your stomach while watching Saturday movie show? This pose is pretty similar but with a structured twist. Just stretch your arms and push your upper body backward. This way, you are exercising without missing out on what’s happening on the television! Fun, isn’t it?

#4 Revolved Head of the Knee Pose

If you are someone who frequently gets side aches, this pose is perfect for you. Stretch each side one-by-one.

revolved pose

  • To begin with, sit in the easy pose. Now stretch your left leg around 45 degrees towards one corner of the room and now bring the right foot near the hips.
  • Extend the left arm side to the left leg with the palm facing the wall ceiling.
  • Now, breathe in and stretch your right fingers upwards. Breathe out and bend towards the left side with the right-hand fingers touching the left foot.
  • Ensure that your right arm is above the right ear. Stay in the position for some time and then switch to another side.

#5 Cow Face Pose or Gomukhasana


Last but not the least, cow face pose is one that looks easy but is difficult to perform. This pose would increase your multitasking ability.

Sit with your back straight. Now place your left leg on the right in stacking position. Now take your left arm and take it behind the back from the shoulder. Now take the right arm and take it behind from the down to touch the left hand.

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