Siddhasana (Accomplished Pose) is a Sanskrit word that is made by two words Siddha means accomplished and Asana means Posture. This asana symbolized the energy and perfection therefore it is known as Siddhasana (Accomplished Pose) for men and Siddha Yoni Asana for women. This practice more often used to steady the pressure in the groin area which is linked with the Mooladhara chakra in the special practice of meditation.
This practice makes the posture steady and considered best for the practice for meditation and pranayama.
In this posture, breathing should be natural, deep, or Ujjayi according to the meditation practiced.
You can practice gazing on the nose tip or on the third eye (a place between both eyebrows) which helps in improving the concentration, and good for the long life of eyes.
Those who suffer from sciatica, sacral infection, disorders in the lower spine, or enlargement of the testes are not recommended to do this practice.
Weakness in knees or feeling discomfort in bending the knees then avoid this pose.
How to Practice Siddhasana:-
Sit on the mat with straight legs in front of the body.
Now bend the right legs and place the sole of the right foot flat against the inner left thigh then sit on it. Ensure that it presses the perineum (the area between the genital in the men, or vagina in women). Sit firmly on the sole of the right foot.
Bend the left leg and place the ankle directly over the top of the right ankle so that bones are touching. Press the pubic bone which is just above the area of genitals with the left heel.
The genitals lie pressed between the two heels, if it feels uncomfortable then simply be placed as near as possible to the pubis.
Then grab the right toes and place it between the area of left calf and thigh and do the same with the other leg.
In this position legs are locked, then sit firmly if necessary place a cushion, and sit on it to raise the buttocks.
Now straight the spine and erect the neck. Make the Gyan or Chin mudra with hands for prolonged meditation.
After some time the position of feet has to change. The right leg moves up and the left should be down.
Benefits of Siddhasana
This Asana is considered best for long Meditation.
The position in the Siddha Asana or Siddha Yoni asana holds the spinal column straight and stable, which prefers good for long meditation and improve the posture.
The lower feet press the area of Mooladhara chakra and the upper leg presses the area of Swadisthana Chakra which helps to awaken them. This result feels the wave in the brain, establishing control over the secretion of the reproductive hormones.
This asana helps in rebalancing the pranic flow in the lower chakras, which is useful to those who are prone to night emission as the pressure on the nerves and Nadis of the perineum strengthen the internal glands, bringing greater control over the sexual function
This asana improves the blood circulation in the lower spine and abdomen as well as balances the blood pressure and reproductive system.
This asana helps in awakens of Kundalini Shakti which is present near the area of Mooladhara chakra. Because of activating the mooladhara chakra which also the center of all nadis this asana helps in purifying the 72000 nadis or energy channel in which pranic energy flows.
Some Useful Tips:-
- Do not strain in the beginning.
- In the beginning, it is hard to hold the position for a long time so gradually increase the pace.
- The abdomen and chest should be relaxed during the posture and knees remain in contact with the floor.
- To sit in this asana ankles must be flexible sufficient for that practice ankle rotation or ankle stretching.