This asana is necessary for women because the position of the mooladhara chakra is slightly different to that of men.
It has a direct influence on the nerve plexuses of the female reproductive system. It helps one to gain control over the neuropsychic impulses which are concerned with the mool-adhara chakra and the associated physical sexual organs.
SWASTIKASANA (AUSPICIOUS POSE)
The Sanskrit word swastika means 'auspicious' or 'favourable'. It is symbolized by the swastika, which is known by various religions and cults throughout the world. Some people regard it as the most universal of symbols. It is only in this century that it has developed negative associations. The symbol has many meanings but a common one is that its spokes represent the different corners of the world and the universe, and that everything has a meeting point and common centre - consciousness. This asana can be regarded as the one most favourable for realizing the unity of existence.
Swastikasana looks very similar to siddh-asana but it is far easier to perform because neither of the heels apply pressure at the base of the trunk.
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