Siddhasana or Muktasana, Accomplished or Expert Pose
How to Perform Siddhasana
Sit with your legs stretched in front of you. Bend your left knee and place your left heel on your perineum. Bend your right knee and place your right heel over your left heel.
Sit straight, relax your shoulders and place your hands facing upwards in the Anjali Mudra on your heels.
Benefits of Siddhasana
This sitting yoga pose stimulates the root chakra, the first chakra and with it the Kundalini energy.
Siddhasana is said to stimulate sexual energy. Additionally it is good for the reproductive organs and the gynecological system.
The accomplished yoga posture is used in meditation as it helps the mind to focus. It is a pose that benefits your nervous system and helps regulating your blood pressure.
When in the pose, you should be able to feel a slight pressure on your perineum.
Tips and Help
Whenever you feel tired in the pose and feel strain in your legs, exchange them by putting the right foot below the left one or the other way around.
When to Avoid Siddhasana
If you have knee problems, pain and weakness in the knees or if your ligaments are worn or torn, you should avoid this position. If you are in doubt, please consult your doctor or physiotherapist and let your yoga teacher know about it.