Accomplished Pose

Definition - What does Accomplished Pose mean?

Accomplished pose is one of the most important yoga poses recommended for meditation.

To enter the pose, sit down on the floor with legs stretched in front. Bend the left leg and place the left foot closer to the inner thigh of the right leg. Bend the right leg and slide the right foot between the thigh and calf muscle of the left leg so that the heels meet in front of the groin. The knees should touch the floor with the hands on the knees, spine erect and eyes closed. Remain in the pose as long as is comfortable and repeat with the legs reversed.

Accomplished pose is also known by its Sanskrit name, siddhasana.

Yogapedia explains Accomplished Pose

Beginners can use a folded cloth between the legs as a modification. A folded blanket may also be placed under the locked legs to help the knees touch the floor.

The benefits of accomplished pose include:

  • Purifies the nadis and promotes uninterrupted flow of prana
  • Supports the circulatory system
  • Helps treat asthma
  • Cures insomnia
  • Stimulates the muladhara and svadisthana chakras
  • Channels sexual energy into subtle energy
  • Promotes stability and calmness
  • Recommended for meditation
  • Leads to a higher level of consciousness

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