The following steps focus on getting into the tripod position while seated.

  1. First, make sure you are in a safe location. If you are short of breath, it can be easy to lose consciousness or fall.
  2. Choose a sturdy chair and get seated in a comfortable position.
  3. Lean forward, using your arms and elbows as support.
  4. Try to achieve an angle of about 45 degrees as you lean forward.
  5. You can rely on your arms or use a table top or pillow to help you hold this position.
  6. Take slow and steady breaths, focusing on using your belly (diaphragm) to breath.
  7. You may also use breathing techniques like pursed lip breathing to help reduce shortness of breath.