“Siddha” means adept who performs the asna to derive supernal powers.
Method : Sit erect on the floor, pressing the heel of the left leg between the scrotum and anus and right heel between the genitalia and the region around the navel, so that the knees and the heels, both lie one upon the other. Thus keeping both the hands on either sole to the feet, keep the eyes half closed and concentrate within. Sit for a convenient duration and then gradually increase the period. After having attained perfection in this asana and the Parayam, do them regularly. While performing this asana, pull up the anus, the genitals and the abdominal organs upwards by exerting intra-muscular force. This asana should be performed at sun-rise or sun-set, at a quiet place.
Benefits : This asana helps to attain concentration and purification of ideas. It is useful for persons suffering from wet dreams. It improves digestion, mental faculties, and memory.
Padamasana as the forms of legs while performing this asana gives the appearance of a Padma (lotus).
Method : While sitting on the ground, stretch tour legs forward. leep them together. Place the right foot on the left thigh and the left foot on the right thigh in such a manner that the heels of both the feet touch the abdomen, on the sides to the navel. Keep the hands on the kneel. Keep body, back and head erect. The knees of both the feet should touch ground and generally the eyes should remain closed. One should do Pranayaam also in this pose.
Benefits : This asana is highly advantage for attaining concentration of mind and is very useful for the those who do mental work, particularly the aged people. It is a unique way of preserving vital fluids of the body and preventing the trapping of the wind inside the body. It also prevents abdominal diseases and female disorders connected with the reproductive organs.
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