Postures For Pranayama and Meditation

VAJRASANA

Sthiti: Dandaasana
PRACTICE

  1. Fold the right leg and bring the right heel under the right buttock.
  2. Sitting on the right hee, fold the left leg and bring the left heel under the left buttock.
  3. Sit erect comfortably with the buttocks resting on both the heels and palms resting on the thighs.

Note:
In the final posture the soles of the feet face upwards, heels are kept together and the entire weight of the body is felt on the back of the feet.

SIDDHAASANA

Sthiti: Dandaasana
PRACTICE

  1. Bend the right leg completely at the knees and place the foot, under the left thigh with the heels pressed against the perineum.
  2. Bend the left leg at the knee and place the left heel on the righ heel.
  3. Tuck the toe of the left foot into the fold of the left knee and pull up the right big toe to ensure that it is kept pressed against the left inner thigh.
  4. Make sure that both the knees are resting on the ground.
  5. Sit erect with hands resting on the thighs in Cin Mudra with elbow bent.

Note:
Although the posture is exactly the same, it gets the name siddhayoni Aasana in women and Siddhaasana in men.

Benefits
Erects the spine. It is very useful for maintaining Brahmacharya and brings stability to the mind.

Limitations
It has no limitations.

SUKHAASANA

Sthiti: Sit in Dandasana
PRACTICE

  1. Fold the legs and cross them to place the feet under opposite legs.
  2. Sit comfortably with spine erect. The hands rest on the thighs in Cin Mudra with the elbows bent.

Note:
Here the knees do not touch the ground.

Benefits:
Erects the spine. It is one of the simple meditative posture and brings stability to the mind.

Limitations:
It has no limitations.

PADMAASANA

Sthiti: Dandaasana
PRACTICE

  1. Draw the right leg along the ground and bend the knee.
  2. Place the right foot on the left thigh near the left groin.
  3. In the same way bring the left foot on the right thigh near the right groin.
  4. The soles of both feet are turned upwards with the heels almost meeting each other in front of the pelvic bones.
  5. Sit erect with the hands on the thighs in Cin Mudra with elbows bent.

Benefits
Erect the spine. Its symmetrical posture brings stability to the mind.

Limitations
It has no limitations