Meditation Yoga Postures

Meditation Yoga Asana/Postures

Many people speak of asana practice as just being a way to prepare the body so you can sit comfortably in meditation. There are particular postures practiced for different types of meditation, or by different people depending on their preference/setting/religion.
These postures all aim to bring balance, and hold the body comfortably with good posture. They may not all be accessible straight away but when you have sufficient flexibility they will become comfortable and calming.
These postures can be precticed in sequences or on their own for individual benefits.
Click on the links or thumbnails to learn about each asana.


Bhadrasana – Gracious Posture

This posture was a little confusing to post about, because it seems to have different names wherever you look. To add more complications this name ...
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Padmasana – Lotus Posture

Padma = Lotus This is thought to be the best meditation posture, and if anyone is praticing Ashtanga yoga you will notice how the primary ...
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Siddha Yoni Asana – Acomplished Posture for Women

This is the same as Siddhasana, but this is the accomplished pose for women. Steps : Sit straight on the floor, with both your legs ...
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Sukhasana – Cross Legged Pose

Sukh- Joy/Bliss Also known as easy posture, this is often used to substitute Padmasana (lotus posture) in a range of postures. Steps: Start in Dandasana ...
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Vajrasana – Thunderbolt Posture

Vajrasana is also called Diamond Pose Steps: Sit in Dandasana (hips on ground, legs in front) Bend your knees and bring your heels under your ...
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Virasana – Hero Posture

vira = hero/man/chief This is a good posture to use for meditation especially as it twists your knees in the opposite direction to most other ...
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