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Auspicious Pose (Svastikasana)

Svastikasana is an Indian translation for Auspicious pose. This is one of the easiest meditation asanas and simplified version of siddhasana. The symbol of svastika symbolizes the different corners of the earth and universe, the spokes, and their meeting point and common centre of consciousness. This asana is most favoured for realizing the unity of existence. You can learn this asana as below:

Routine Benefits
Contraindication Variation


  • Sit and stretch both the legs forward together.

  • Bend the left knee and place the sole against the inside of right thigh.

  • Do not allow the heel to touch the perineum.

  • Bend the right knee and place the right leg in the vacant space between the left thigh and calf muscle.

  • Similarly do not allow the heel to touch the pubis.

  • Grip the left toes and pull them up into the space between the right calf and thigh.

  • Feel comfortable and hold the knees firmly on the floor.

  • Keep the spine straight.

  • Place the hands on the knees in chin or Jnanamudra.


  • Alleviates suffering from varicose veins.

  • Tired and aching muscles.

  • Fluid retention in the legs.


  • Sciatica.
  • Sacral infections.


  • Sit and stretch both the legs forward.

  • Bend the left leg and place the sole against the inside of the right thigh.

  • Then bend the right leg and place the heel in front of the left sole resting against the left shin.

  • Let the heels face each other.

  • Place the hands on the knees in chin or jnanamudra.

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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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