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Siddhasana: Information, Technique and Benefits

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Siddhasana Information

Posture NameSiddhasana
Sanskrit Nameसिद्धासन
English NamePerfect Pose or Accomplished Pose
OriginAncient Indian
LevelIntermediate
TypeSeated Posture
TargetsHips, groin muscles, lower back, spine
Equipment NeededYoga mat

This asana is performed mostly by the Siddhas-semi divine being. This is the reason why this asana is called Siddhasana. The main function of this asana is to awaken the power of kundalini (annular power residing in the mystical circle above the reproductive organs).

Technique

01: To this asana, firstly sit with legs stretched out. Bend the right leg and place the heel under the perineum. The perineum should be seated on top the right hell and place the right sole flat against the inner left thigh.

02: Bend the left leg and place the left ankle over the right one. Now place the left heel above the genitals, so that the genitals lie in between the two heels.

03: Place right toes in between the left calf and thigh and left toes in between the right calf and thigh. Adjust the knees suitably. Ensure the knees touch the floor.

04: Place the hand on the knees in “Chin Mudra or Jnana Mudra”. Close the eyes and breathe slowly.

Note: If you feel discomfort placing the ankle on one another, place a piece of cloth in between them

One may place either of the heels under perineum.

Ladies should modify technique 02. They should place the left heel against or inside the labia majora of the female organ.

Duration

Initially longer duration is not possible. For getting psychic powers one should extends the duration for a period of at least three hours.

Benefits

01: This asana awakens Kundalini Shakti. It purifies all the nadis (tubular channels) in the body through Shaktichalana Mudra.

02: The asana is good for curing indigestion, chronic fever, dysentery, heart-disease, tuberculosis, asthma, diabetes, etc.

03: The diseases which can be cured by Padmasana can also be cured by this asana.

04: This asana is useful for the cure of stiffness in the joints of the loins.

05:  This asana helps the mind to be firm, attentive and alert.

06: This asana helps in observing celibacy.

07: This asana keeps the entire muscular system normal.

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