This asana is performed mostly by the Siddhas-semi divine beings. 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 :

  • Sit on the floor, with legs stretched straight V in front.
  • Bend the left leg, hold the left heel, and place it near the perineum.
  • The sole of the left foot should be placed against the right thigh.
  • Now bend the right leg and place the right foot on the left ankle.
  • The heel of the right foot should be placed at the root of the genitals.
  • Place the back of the hands on the knees so that the palms face upward.
  • Join the tip of the thumb and the index finger of each hand.
  • Keep the spine straight and erect. Let the head, the neck and the spine be erect and in the straight line.
  • Look downwards.
  • Bend the neck low so that the chin touches the lower part of the throat.

Advantages :

(1) This asana awakens Kundalini Shakti. It purifies all the nadis (tubular channels) in the body through Shaktichalana Mudra.
(2) The asana is good for curing indigestion, chronic fever, dysentery, heart-disease, tuberculosis, asthma, diabetes, etc.
(3) The diseases which can be cured by Padmasana can also be cured by this asana.
(4) This asana is useful for the cure of stiffness in the joints of the loins.
(5) This asana helps the mind to be firm, attentive and alert.

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