Siddhasana (Accomplished Pose)

Posted On October 7, 2019

Siddhasana is a sitting meditative pose in Hatha yoga. Many practitioners prefer Siddhasana as the best meditative pose after Padmasana. When this asana performed by women it called Siddha Yoni Asana.

The word Siddhasana is derived from Sanskrit and in English, it has known as Accomplished Pose ( Siddhi= Accomplished/adept; Asana= Pose/posture). It can be practiced by any age of people. People with fat thighs can also easily perform this asana.

According to the ancient text, Siddhasana is one of the most effective and powerful sitting meditation poses. Also, the regular practice of Siddhasna helps to purify all the energy channels that exist in the human body ( i.e. 72000 Nadis) which improve the flow of prana through your whole body.

Siddhasana helps to stabilize the nervous system by calming down your stress level. It stimulates the lower two chakra points Swadhistana and Mooladhara which channelized the sexual energy upwards and convert it into subtle energy called ‘Ojas’.

Preparatory Poses:

  • Sukhasana (Easy Pose)
  • Padmasana (Lotus Pose)
  • Matsyendrasana (Fish Pose)
  • Baddha Konasana (Bound Angle Pose/Butterfly Pose)

Follow-up Poses:

  • Janushirsasana (Head to Knee Pose)
  • Baddha Konasana (Bound Angle Pose/Butterfly Pose)
  • Ardha Matsyendrasana (Half Fish Pose)
  • Upavistha Konasana (Wide-Angle Seated Forward Bend)
  • Parivrtta Janu Shirshasana (Revolved Head-to-Knee Pose)

Benefits of Siddhasana(Accomplished Pose)

  • It relieves stress and anxiety.
  • Stimulate Swadhistana chakra and Mooladhara chakra.
  • The posture of Siddhasana ensures that the energy should flow upward towards your spine.
  • Also, it helps to awaken Kundalini energy.
  • It helps to stabilize the nervous system by calming down your stress level.
  • It clears the energy channels of the body due to which the flow of Prana improves.
  • Decrease muscular tension and give them relaxation.
  • Gives control over sexual urge and sexual function.
  • It helps to improve focus and memory power.
  • Good pose for meditation.

Steps for Siddhasana(Accomplished Pose)

  • First, you have to sit on the floor comfortably. Then stretch out both of your legs in front of you.
  • For men: Place the right foot at the Perineum. It is a soft tissue between the testis and the anus.
  • For women: Place the right foot in the Labia majora of the vagina.
  • After that place your left foot over the right leg.
  • Ensure that the knees should touch the ground.
  • Now erect your spine and keep your head straight.
  • Then place your hand on your knees in a mudra position.
  • Stay in this position and slowly close your eyes.
  • Concentrate on your breath. Inhale deeply and exhale slowly.
  • Meditate in this position as long as possible. But as a beginner, you should do it at least for 10-20 minutes regularly.
  • Slowly step by step release the pose and come into your initial position.

Variation of Siddhasana(Accomplished Pose)

The Variations of Siddhasana:

  • Guptasana (Hidden Pose).
  • Vajrasana (Adamantine Pose).
  • Baddhayonyasana
  • Kshemasana.

Tips and Precautions

If you are suffering from sciatica and sacral infections, then you should avoid Siddhasana or consult with your doctor before practice.
People who have had recent surgeries in their back or hip region should not practice the Siddhasana.
Perform every step slowly and carefully. Don’t rush.
Keep your head and back straight during the practice.
Try to focus on your breath.
If you are suffering from any kind of knee, hip or an ankle problem then don’t practice this asana.
It is good to perform any kind of yoga under the guidance of experts.
Keep 3-4 hours gap between your meal and practice.
There is no fix timing to do Siddhasana, you can perform it in the morning or in the evening. But make sure that the place is peaceful so you can concentrate easily.

Written by HealthE-gyan

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