Yoga Postures - Siddha Yoni Asana


Siddha Yoni Asana
This method is practiced by women; the pose is almost identical to siddhasana.

Method:
A) The heels press against the lower and upper areas of the reproductive organ.
B) The toes of both feet are inserted between the thighs and calf muscles.
C) Place the right heel directly over the left heel, pressing against the root of the generative organ. (Traditionally the upper heel would press at the root of the generative organ, at the pubis root).
D) Push the toes and the edge of the right foot between the left thigh and calf muscles.
E) Sit comfortably, steady, with spine erect.
F) Lower the chin towards the collarbone, relaxing the head (today some practice with the head upright and eyes closed).
G) Gaze into the ajna chakra (third eye). [When the eyes become tired, close them and gaze at the space in front of the eyes.]
H) Place the hands in the ‘Jnyan mudra’. (The tips of the thumb and index fingers touch, forming a circle with the fingers. The three remaining fingers remain outstretched or uncurled—palms face upward.) This hand position is said to prevent the energy from flowing out of the body via the fingers. Alternatively, one practices the ‘Chin Mudra’. (Place the tips of the index finger at the root of the thumbs, and place the palms on the knees.)


Spiritual Benefits of Both Poses:
1. Stimulates the ajna chakra (develops pure consciousness).
2. Controls nervous and práòic energies from the muladhara and swadiahshthan chakras.