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Accomplished Pose For Men (Siddhasana)

Siddhasana is an Indian translation for the Accomplished pose for men.After padmasana, this is second most celebrated meditational pose. This asanamakes the meditational experience path more accessible by transferring theenergy used during the practice. The basic import of Sanskrit word 'siddha' ispower, which refers to those hidden powers within the body using which, one canattain spiritual upliftment. During this asana the energy of Prana flows fromMuladhara towards Sahasradhara. This flow takes place via spinal chord (sushumna).This energy provides good bit of peace and relaxation which is the first pointfor meditation. There are two chakras above both the heels known as, muladharaand svadhishthana. This converts the sensual energy to the higher level whichalso ultimately helps in the observance of continence. Even a person with highblood pressure can perform this. You can learn this asana as below:

Routine Contraindication
Benefits  

Routine:

  • Sit and stretch both the legs forward.
  • Bend the right knee and place the paw over the left thigh.
  • The right heel should be near the perineum.
  • Now bend the left knee and press the right ankle with left ankle.

  • Press the pubic area with the left ankle.
  • Maintain the pubic area between both the ankles.
  • Now point the big left toe upwards from right thigh and rib.

  • Do the big right toe.

  • Maintain the physical balance.
  • Let both the knees and left heel remain in touch with the floor.

  • Keep the spinal chord and the neck straight.
  • Place both the arms over the knees in Jnanamudra.
  • Relax and close the eyes.
  • Remain conscious towards easy and natural breathing.
  • Hold on the practice as long as you wish.

Contraindication:

  • Sciatica.

Benefits:

  • Directs the energy from the lower psychic centers to upward through the spine.

  • Stimulates the brain and calms the entire nervous system.
  • The lower leg at the perineum presses muladhara chakra stimulating mulabandha.

  • Pressure applied to the pubic bone presses the trigger point for swadhisthana automatically activating vajroli/sahjoli mudra.

  • These psycho-muscular locks redirect sexual nervous impulses back up the spinal chord to the brain establishing control over the reproductive hormones which induces continence.

  • Prolonged siddhasana produces tingling sensations in the muladhara region.
  • Redirects blood circulation to the lower spine and abdomen.
  • Tones up the lumbar region of the spine, pelvis and the abdominal organs.
  • Balances the reproductive system and blood pressure.

 

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Techniques adapted from Asana, Pranayama, Mudra, Bandha by Swami
Satyananda published by Yoga Publications Trust, Munger, Bihar.

            
      

 
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