This is the same as Siddhasana, but this is the accomplished pose for women.
- Sit straight on the floor, with both your legs outstretched in front of you. Press the balls of your heels firmly in to the ground.
- Bend the left knee, bringing the heel to your perineum.
- Fold your right leg and bring the right heel rest against the pubic bone, with the toes pointing slighty down.
- Place one ankle on top of the other. Allow both your knees to touch the floor.
- Lengthen your spine and sit straight.
- Stretch your arms forward and place both your hands on each of the knees. Let the tip of your thumb meet the index finger on each of the hands with the rest of the fingers straight.
- Close your eyes.
- If there is pain on the ankles resting on the ground, use a blanket or cloth as support.
- Beginners can sot on a blanket to help keep their spine straight
- Once this posture is comfortable it is good for resting the body but keeping the mind alert
- Increases blood circulation in the lumbar regieon and abdomen
- Can help to improve continence.
- Regulates cardiac function and blood pressure.
- Reduces piles and hemorrhoids.
- Can be helpful to improve fertility
- Reduces asthma and insomnia.
- Recent surgery, especially on the back or hip.
- Lower back pain, and sciatica.
- Knee pain, arthritis or recent knee injuries