Bring left heel against pubic bone. Place right foot against right foot with heels in line with each other (and/or vice versa).
Place hands on knees, straighten arms.
Curve low back in (more doable: sit up on a yoga block or several folded blankets).
Press outer edges of feet down.
Squeeze heels in.
Lift chest, stretch spine.
Close eyes, turn attention inward.
It’s often said that hatha yoga is a preparation for meditation. Another perspective: hatha yoga creates an interest in meditation. Ready, sit, go!
If this pose is too intense on knees or hips, do easy pose instead.