Swastikasana looks very much like siddhasana and siddha yoni asana and gives basically the same benefits. However, it is not such a good asana because it does not press the area of the mooladhara chakra. As this is important, swastikasana is not generally used in kriya yoga. However, it is an excellent asana for general meditational practices and pranayama, and should be used by those people who cannot sit comfortably in the better but more difficult meditative asanas.
ARDHA PADMASANA (HALF LOTUS POSE)
This is an excellent asana to prepare the legs for padmasana. It is also a good meditative asana in its own right.
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