Next to Padmasana comes Siddhasana in importance. Some eulogise this Asana as even superior to Padmasana for the purpose of Dhyana (contemplation). If you get mastery over this Asana you will acquire many Siddhis. Further, it was being practised by many Siddhas (perfected Yogins) of yore. Hence the name Siddhasana. Even fatty persons with big thighs can practise this Asana daily. In fact this is better for some persons than Padmasana. Young Brahmacharini, who attempt to get established in celibacy, should practise this Asana. This is not suitable for ladies.
Siddhasana – The Perfect Pose Technique
Place the left heel at the anus or Guda, the terminal opening of the alimentary canal or digestive tube. Keep the right heel on the root of the generative organ, the feet or legs should be so nicely arranged that the ankle-joints should touch each other. Hands can be placed as in Padmasana
The Siddhasana pose stretches the hips, adductors, knees, and ankles. When done correctly, it also helps direct energy from your lower body upward through the spine, which results in a flat back, upright posture, and long spine.
Health Benefits of Siddhasana – The Perfect Pose
- Proven effective for weight loss and back pain.
- This allows you to focus on the tighter areas of your hips and through slow, mindful breathing, gradually open this area each time you perform the pose
- Relaxes mind and body.
- You will gain the most benefits from the Siddhasana by staying in the position for long holds while practicing deep breathing.
- Improves breathing.
- Reduces stress.
- Improves sleep quality.
- Relieves anxiety.
- Improves posture.
- Improves self-control.