Siddhasana (Sanskrit: सिद्धासन; IAST: siddhāsana) or Accomplished Pose is an asana.
The name comes from the Sanskrit words siddha (सिद्धा; siddha) meaning both “perfect” and “adept”, and asana (आसन; āsana) meaning “posture” or “seat”.
Step by Step:-
- Place the left heel at the anus, the terminal opening of the alimentary canal or digestive tube.
- Keep the right heel on the root of the generative organ.
- It should be in a way, that the knees and the heels, both lie upon the other.
- The hands must be placed on either sole of the feet. Keep the eyes half-closed.
- The practice of this asana helps in concentration and clarity of mind.
- It improves memory, digestion and the faculty of the mind.
- It is beneficial to those suffering from wet dreams.
Siddhasana and Padmasana (Lotus Pose) are the two asanas traditionally used for dhyana (meditation) and pranayama (breath) exercises. Sukhasana (Pleasant Pose) is a substitute that is easier on the knees.
The Hatha Yoga Pradipika asks,
“When siddhaasana is mastered, of what use are the various other postures?”