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Siddhasana

English Name: 
Siddha Pose
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Asana Image: 
Myra Dionisio in Siddhasana
Asana Description: 

A Siddha is one who has acquired supernatural powers through penance. 

1. Sit in Dandasana. Bend the left leg, hold the left heel and place it near the perineum. The sole of the left foot placed on the right thigh. 

2. Bend the right leg and place the right foot on the left ankle; the heel of the right foot should be placed near the pubic bone. 

3. Lift the lower abdomen so it does not press on the heel.

4. Stretch both arms. Place the backs of the wrists on the knees. Keep the palms open. Breathe evenly.

5. Join the tip of the thumb and index finger of each hand to form a circle. The other three fingers should be outstretched. Jnanamudra.

6. Lift the head and neck. Close the eyes and look inward.

7. Lift the spine. Lift both sides of the trunk and the rib cage.

8. Release the right foot and the left and return to Dandasana. Repeat on the other side. 

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Benefits: 

One of the most relaxing asanas. The body in a sitting posture is at rest.The erect spine keeps the mind firm, attentive and alert.

This pose alleviates stiffness in the knees and ankles. Blood circulates in the lumbar and abdomen and tones this area.

Beginners Tips: 

If you find it difficult to straighten the spine, keep a folded blanket under the buttocks. This relaxes the groins and knees.

Modifications and Props : 

If you find it difficult to straighten the spine, keep a folded blanket under the buttocks. This relaxes the groins and knees.

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