What is Siddhasana and its benefits
Siddhasana is also known as “Perfect Pose” and this name is comes from the Sanskrit words “siddha” means “accomplished” and “asana” which means “pose”. It is one of the most common poses for meditation which is used in hatha yoga and also in other yoga forms. This asana is a seated yoga posture that is traditionally used for long period of meditation and breathing exercise that’s called “Pranayama”. Siddhasana is superior to Padmasana for the purpose of Dhyana. The yoga traditions believe that, if you get mastery over this asana, and then you will get many Siddhis means “powers”.
This Siddhasana motivate both the muladhara and svadisthana chakras. It is the primary poses which is used for meditation and pranayama. If you are practicing Siddhasana then it is said to regulate the flow of prana and calm the nervous system. This asana improves the flexibility of your hips, ankles and knees and strengthens the back. To get the “Siddhis” (Powers) many yoga interested students comes to yoga centre in Rishikesh and join yoga teacher training in Rishikesh and learn this Siddhasana. Because this asana is so beneficial for the health and reduce the stress and purifies the nadis of the body.
Tips for Beginners to do Siddhasana
If you are beginner and practicing Siddhasana then in a correct alignment will always provide a comfortable space for you to deepen your meditation and pranayama practice. Always be sure to change the cross of your legs, not favouring one side or the other. You can hold the pose for the same length of time on each side.
How to do Siddhasana
To learn this Tadasana just follow the below steps:
- To do this asana, firstly sit on the floor with legs close to each other. Then take the left foot and place it at the perineum. For females, they should place the left foot in the labia majora of the vagina.
- After that, take the right foot and place it over the left foot.
- To make the posture balanced, slide the right foot toes into the space between the left calf muscles. It may require some adjustment to the position.
- Your knees should touch the floor.
- After that, make your spine straight. And the chin can press against the chest.
- Fix your eyes at the space between the eyebrows and then become aware of your breathing process. The breathing can be natural and deep.
- You can also practice Ujjayi breathing according to meditation technique.
- Maintain this position for as long as you are comfortable.
Precaution to do Sidhasana
- If you have a knees injury then you should avoid to do this Siddhasana.
- If you have recently had a hip surgery then you avoid this Asana.
- If your hips or low back are very tight or painful, then it might be difficult to cross your legs, and to do this asana.
- If you have any medical concerns then before to do this asana you should talk with your doctor.
Benefits of Siddhasana
- This asana stretches the hips, knees and ankles.
- Siddhasana helps to balance the activities of the reproductive organs.
- It helps to stabilize the sexual energy which is beneficial for deep meditation.
- This asana helps in concentration and clarity of mind.
- It improves memory, digestion and the faculty of the mind.
- It is beneficial for those people who are suffering from wet dreams.
- This asana holds the spinal column straight and steady.
- Siddhasana stabilizes the nervous system by calming down the panic energy.
- This asana gives the yoga beginners control over his sex urge and the sexual functions.