Meditation pose helps the practitioner concentrate, calms and focuses the mind, and is an ideal pose for meditation.
This pose is often confused with another sitting posture called siddhasana (accomplished pose). Many yoga sources may list meditation pose as an alternative to accomplished pose, or is given the same description. The main difference between these two poses is that the feet are free in meditation pose, but they rest on top of each other in accomplished pose.
If it is painful to sit in meditation pose, or not possible to place the knees on the floor, it is recommended to place a folded blanket or a pillow under the buttocks for support.