Siddhasana

Siddhasana is a posture traditionally used for meditation, as there is no posture similar to Siddhasana for meditation. The Hatha Yoga Pradipika (15th century) manually favors Siddhasana and Padmasana for meditation among the 84 asanas. It should always be practiced to clear the impurities of 72000 Nadis (energy channels), hence Siddhasana is called the main asana among all the asanas.

Siddhasana Basics

Sanskrit PronunciationSiddhasana
(Sid-Hahs-uh-nuh)
MeaningSiddha = ‘perfect or accomplished ’
asana‘ = ‘pose’
Pose TypeSeated meditative
Pose LevelIntermediate level asana
Style of yogaHatha yoga
Other NamesThe accomplished pose, perfect pose, Adept Pose
StretchesThe hips, adductors, knees, and ankles
Strengthening The spine
Duration30 second to 3 minutes

Meaning

Siddhasana is a perfect sitting pose or asana that is often used for Pranayama and Meditation. In the Sanskrit language, Siddha has a wide range of meanings. It used in Indian religions and culture which has a simple meaning “one who is accomplished” and in Tamil Siddha also refer wise man, who adept in spiritual and physical and the meaning of asana is yoga posture.

Siddhasana is considered the prefect seated position in a meditative pose while practicing deep breathing. It also described in the 10th century Goraksha Sataka. The importance of Siddhasana is the second-best sitting yoga posture after Padmasana.

Muktasana is now given to a variant of Siddhasana, Muktha meaning “liberation”. when performed by women it is called Siddha Yoni Asana.

One of the best benefits of Siddhasana is this is an effective posture in meditation. Siddhasana on a regular basis may help to stimulate the Sacral Chakra (Swadisthana Chakra) and Root Chakra (Muladhara Chakra). Plus, reduce stress levels and decrease the symptoms of anxiety, and a perfect pose for a beginner-level yoga pose.

Practice Guide for Siddhasana

The guide begins with an introduction to the pose, highlighting its significance in yoga practice and its potential benefits for the body and mind.

Preparatory Poses

Steps To Do Siddhasana Yoga Pose

  • To do Siddhasana, first of all, lay a yoga mat on the floor and sit with your legs straight in front or Dandasana .
  • Keep your spine straight and keep breathing normally.
  • Now bend your left leg from the knee and keep the heel tightly close between your anus and testicles. And stick the soles and toes of this foot with the right thigh.
  • After this, bend your right leg from the knee and place it on the shin of the left foot, in which the toes of your left foot will remain between the thigh of the right leg and the shin.
  • Similarly, the toes of the right foot will also remain between the thigh and the shin of the left foot.
  • Keep the left foot in such a way that there should be pressure on your anus while sitting in this posture.
  • Keep the heel of the right foot in such a way that it stays between your anus and testicles. Always Keep the waist, spine, neck, etc. absolutely straight.
  • Now straighten both your hands and keep them on both knees either acquire Gyan Mudra or place your hands in Namaste mudra at the heart center. and fix your gaze in between eyes in Shambhavi Mudra.
  • Concentrate on your breathing. breathing can be natural and deep.
  • Keep your body in a relaxed position and you remain in this position for at least 5 to 10 minutes.
  • Finally, open your leg and come to your starting position.

In order to do Siddhasana correctly, you need to switch legs from above you every time you hold this pose. It is not unusual for one side to feel more resilient than the other. That’s why it’s important to alternate the legs.

Benefits of Siddhasana (The Accomplished Pose)

  • Kundalini Awakening Yoga: This asana ensures the flow of prana through the subtle nerves giving mental stagnation and helps in awakening the Kundalini.
  • Increases Concentration:– Increases the concentration of mind and brain. Although increasing concentration is a difficult task, it is not impossible. Perseverance is very important to increase concentration.
  • To increase positive thinking: – By regular practice of this asana, we can increase our memory power and positive thinking. When our thinking becomes positive, along with its practice, the mind and mind get peace.
  • The best yoga poses for meditation:- Siddhasana is considered to be the second-best asana to meditate after Padmasana posture. People who have difficulty in doing Padmasana to meditate can do this asana.
  • Reduces stress, anxiety, and depression:- Regular practice of ‘Siddhasana Mudra’ reduces stress, anxiety by providing physical and mental relief. Increasing your meditation time and ability to concentrate slowly and permanently builds up depression. It also improves the power of concentration to another level.
  • Beneficial for semen: Semen is protected by this asana. Those who have a problem with dreams must practice this asana. And removes diseases related to sex.
  • Purification of Nadis: Regular practice of this asana purifies all the nerves of the body and refreshes the whole body. The impurities of 72 thousand Nadis can removed by the practice of this asana.
  • Sexual energy:- By doing Siddhasana, there is pressure on both your Muladhara Chakra and Swadhisthana Chakra, it is a very beneficial asana for men. It helps to keep the prostate or prostate gland healthy, the pressure exerted by the feet in Siddhasana helps to purify the sexual energy.
  • In Yoga Pradipika, it is said that Siddhasana stabilizes the nervous system by calming the pranic energy. Gradually practice this asana makes calm. It improves the alignment of body postures.
  • It promotes flexibility in hip joints and Stretches the front of your ankles, inner thighs/hip adductors, and groin muscles. Strengthens your core, calf muscles, and lower back.

Precautions

This asana should always be done on an empty stomach and perform for at least 10 minutes. Do this asana only once in the morning or evening.

  • Females ought to place their left foot within the labia majors of the vagina.
  • If you have recently had surgery on your hips, then you should not do this asana.
  • To do Siddhasana, keep the heels of your feet in the right place.
  • Siddhasana should not practices by those suffering from sciatica and sacral infections.

Conclusion

Siddhasana has great importance in the world of yoga. Among the 84 lakh asanas, Siddhasana has been kept in the best posture. This easily leads you towards the attainment of salvation. By doing this with a sincere heart and in the right way, leads you to attain supernatural accomplishments.

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