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Thursday, June 3, 2010

MEDITATION IN YOGA - SIDDHASANA (THE ADEPT’S POSE)

The siddh Asana is one of the finest meditative poses adapted by most of the sages or seers, named after them. The Siddh Asana is also called Adept Pose. The adept is one who has attained proficiency in the control of mind and awakening of the dormant nerve current in the body. It is also known as the perfect pose or the sage pose. It is comparatively easier pose to adopt - since there is no locking of legs, which cannot be sustained by many people for long.

TECHNIQUE

Take a cushion and sit on the angle of the cushion.

Stretch both the legs straight and together.

Now, fold one leg from the knee and keep the heel under the perineum (soft under part of the pubis, between anus and scortum).

Fold the other leg over the joint of the opposite thigh.

Adjust to keep the spine straight and both the knees touch the floor.

Keep the hands on the knees in mudra and eyes closed.

The masculine position of this pose is with the right foot on the top.

The feminine position of this pose is with the left foot on the top.

BENEFITS

The steadier the pose, the more you will be able to concentrate and make the mind one pointed so adept pose helps to keep the mind steady.

Does not block off as much blood flow to the leg which might otherwise lead to numbness and pain in lower limbs.

Does not irritate the sciatic nerve which runs from the pubic region down the thigh to the leg.

This pose gives stability to the body and mind.

It also de-stresses the nervous system and calms the mind.

Regular practice of this pose causes the dream state to become exceptionally clear.

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