Siddhasana is a Perfect setting pose or Asana that is used for Pranayama and Meditation. In the Sanskrit language, Siddha has a wide range of meaning. It used in Indian religions and culture which has a simple means “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 as well as meditative yoga posture. It also described in the 10th century Goraksha Sataka. the importance of Siddhasana is the second best sitting yoga posture after Padmasana.
Siddhasana are traditionally used Assana for meditation. because there is no asana like the Siddhasana. The Hatha Yoga Predipika (15 century) manually do favor the Siddhasana and Padmasana for medition out of the 84 Asana. it should always be practiced to cleanses the impurities of 72000 nadis (energy channels). So is Siddhasana called by adepts the chief of all the Asana.
Muktasana is now gives 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 also helps to stimulate the Sacral Chakra (Swadisthana Chakra) and Root Chakra (Muladhara Chakra).
How To Do The Prefect Siddhasana Yoga Posture
- To Begin this pose, sit on the ground in a cross-legged position.
- Place your left heel at the Perineum with the sole of the foot flat in the inner thigh, as is comfortable. (Females ought to place their left foot within the labia majors of the vagina)
- Place your right ankle just above your left ankle.
- Make an adjustment the body sits on the heel and pressed firmly.
- Your knees should be touching the ground and make the spine straight.
- Rest the wrists of both the hands-on respective knees and palms facing downward. and Join the tip of your thumb and index finger.
- Drop the shoulders down and back, and the chin can press against the chest.
- Concentrate on your breathing. breathing can be natural and deep.
- Close the eyes and maintain this pose for as long as, if you feel comfortable.
Benefits of Siddhasana (The Accomplished Pose)
- When the flow of prana is smooth, both Sacral Chakra (Swadisthana Chakra) and Root Chakra (Muladhara Chakra) activated.
- This yoga posture helps to improve blood circulation in your body.
- It also helps in stabilizes the sexual energy.
- It also stretches the hips, knees and ankles and the back.
- Weight loss – In India while eating food you will notice that sitting on the floor since ancient time.
- It helps to reduce the mental stress and cleanses the impurities of
- In Hatha Yoga Pradeepika, it is said that Siddhasana regulates the flow of prana and calm the nervous system in the body.
- Gradually practice of this asana makes calm.
- It improves the alignment of body postures.
- Your chest and collar bones are broadened.