Siddhasana – The Accomplished Pose

 

                         Siddhasana – The Accomplished Pose performed by Gaurav Sharma

In Sanskrit, siddha means accomplished or highly skilled and asana means a Pose. Siddhasana is considered to be the best among all asana for meditation. In hatha yoga pradipika, it is said that a practitioner should always practice siddhasana and this pose helps to purify all the 72000 nadis or energy channels in the body, through which prana flows.

Variation of Pigeon Pose /Kapotasana

Pigeon pose / Kapotasana by Gaurav Sharma

The benefits of pigeon pose include:

  1. Stretching the psoas muscle, gluteal muscles , upper chest
  2. Opening up the shoulder blades
  3. Relieving stress and tension
  4. Increases external range of motion of femur in hip socket
  5. Lengthens hip flexors
  6. Prepares body for backbends