Advantages of the classic sitting poses in yoga
How are you all doing? November is almost halfway through, and most of us have already started thinking about New Year's resolutions. Today we all strive for physical and mental fitness, so many of us consider our New Year's resolutions as fit bodies. Today we all know that this is not that easy. So let's see how we can do it.
From gym membership to running on the street, there are so many options, but one of the most common is yoga. Yoga has become an integral part of life for most of us.
Yoga is considered the sister science of Ayurveda. Ayurveda focuses on food, nutrition and medicine. In yoga, however, the focus is on combining specific asanas together with awareness of correct breathing.
Some people prefer the asanas and some stay alone with pranayam. Not only India but the whole world is singing praises of our ancient yoga wisdom today. Whenever I see videos of foreigners teaching yoga, I am so proud of my country that produced this science. I am here today to discuss the advantages of the classic sitting poses in yoga.
There are a total of four classic sitting postures; They are:
Let me explain.
Sukhasana (comfortable posture)
This sitting posture seems natural to us Indians. From childhood we know how to sit in this pose. All you have to do is sit cross-legged on your floor mat. This position is ideal for meditation or pranayam.
Benefits of Sukhasana (comfortable posture)
- Relieves physical and mental exhaustion.
- It helps open the hips and also strengthens the spine.
- It calms the mind
- It removes fear
- It elongates the spine
- It strengthens your back
- Widen the sternum and collarbones.
Siddhasana (perfect pose)
This pose allows a person to meditate without the distraction.
Benefits of Siddhasana (perfect pose)
- It helps in increasing a person's ability to concentrate.
- It also relaxes the muscles of the legs and pelvis.
- The hips, pelvic muscles and legs become more flexible.
- It strengthens the legs and hips.
Svastikasana (auspicious pose)
This is another comfortable meditative pose, especially for long hours. It is also suitable for practicing pranayam.
Benefits of Swastikasana (auspicious pose)
- This pose strengthens the spinal cord as it is held straight in this asana.
- It lowers high blood pressure.
- Even knee ailments are cured through the practice of Svastikasana.
- This asana is known to purify the "nadis" (the body's energy channels).
- There is a sense of calm when sitting in this asana.
- With regular use, this asana will help maintain normal body temperature.
- This asana also tones the muscles of the abdominal area.
Padmasana (lotus pose)
This pose is also considered good for meditation.
Benefits of Padmasana (lotus pose)
- This pose helps in improving blood circulation in the body.
- It is known to improve digestion.
- According to Hindu texts, Padmasana destroys all diseases and awakens Kundalini. (Kundalini is a resting energy that is located at the base of the spine. It can be awakened with the help of meditation and yoga).
- This asana stretches the knees and ankles.
- It keeps the joints and muscles flexible.
- Helps women reduce menstrual cramps.
- It calms the brain and increases alertness.
After discussing all of the benefits, I would like to say that to get the benefits, you should perform the asanas correctly. It is better to do yogasanas in the presence of a guide or teacher.