Muktasana is a sitting as well as a meditative yoga posture. It is another name for Siddhasana. It is one of the most essential, taught by Siva and one of the first four out of 84 total.

Muktasana is described in one of the thirty-two asanas of the second chapter of the Gherandasamhita.

Its name Muktasana comes from the Sanskrit root. There the word Mukti, meaning “liberation,” and asana, meaning ” yoga posture.” As such, it is also known as liberation pose, free pose, meditation pose in English.

Steps To Do Muktasana (Liberation pose, Free pose, Meditation pose)

  • To Come in Liberation pose, sitting down with the legs extended on the yoga mat.
  • Now come in the Siddhasana position. Bring the right foot closer to the body and press the perineum with the heels. bring the left foot towards the right foot.
  • Keep the spine straight.
  • The difference between Muktasana and Siddhasana is that in Muktasana both legs remain free. both knees should be kept on the floor.
  • Place the palm on the knee in  Dhyana mudra, Chin Mudra, Gyan Mudra, and Abi Mudra.
  • You can close the eyes and fix the eyes in front of you.
  • Force on the breath slowly.

Benefits Of Muktasana (Liberation pose, Free pose, Meditation pose)

  • This easy leads you to attain salvation. Doing this in the right heart and right way, it leads you to attain supernatural abilities.
  • This asana is the best posture for meditation and also plays a big role in concentrating your mind.
  • Liberation pose is a very good posture for beginners as it is very easy to do asanas and can be done easily, it does not require much care to do it. Liberation pose is a very good posture to meditate on.
  • With regular practice of this asana, Kumbhak starts easily.
  • This pose stimulates the first chakra, the Muladhara. Muladhara stimulates sexual energy as well as the reproductive organs.
  • Eliminates sexual diseases and semen is protects.
  • By doing Muktasana, thoughts become pure and the mind concentrates. The practice of Muktasana purifies all the nerves of the body, consequently, it becomes easier to concentrate the mind.
  • It speeds up your gastrointestinal tract, aids in regulating digestion.

A Word Of Cautions

Though the Liberation pose is an easy pose, yet to do this, it is very important to take some precautions. Some of its precautions are as follows-

  • To do this asana, keep the ankles of your feet in the correct place.
  • If there is a pain in the knee, avoid doing this asana for some time.
  • Even those who have complained of back pain should not do this asana.


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