Siddhasana – The Accomplished Pose

The Perfect pose, also called Accomplished Pose, or Siddhasana, is a comfortable

seated position for meditation. This pose opens the hips, lengthens the spine and

promotes groundedness and inner calm.

The Sanskrit word siddha (pronounced sidd-hah) means both “perfect” and “adept.”

In Yoga, an adept isn’t just a skillful practitioner, but an accomplished master who

has worked to attain inner freedom.

Many Yoga masters in bygone eras preferred this posture and used it often in place of

How to do Siddhasana (The accomplished pose):

1. Sit on the floor with legs straight out in front of you.

2. Take the left foot and place it into your groin.

3. Now take the right foot and place it over the left foot.

4. To make the posture steadier, slide the right foot toes into the space between

the left calf muscles. This may require some adjustment to the position. It is

like creating a lock, so that the lower body is stable for long durations of

5. The knees should touch the floor.

6. Now, make your spine straight.

7. The chin can press against the chest.

8. Become aware of your breathing process. The breathing can be natural and

9. The hands can be kept on the knees.

10. Maintain this position for as long as you are comfortable.

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