Technique

Sit with the legs stretched in front of the body. Fold your right leg and place the sole of the right foot against the inside of the left thigh. Your right heel should be placed so that it presses against the area between the anus and the genitals (the perineum). This is an important aspect of Siddhasana. Adjust your body until you are comfortable and the heel is firmly applied against the perineum.

Then fold your left leg and place the left foot on top of the right calf.

If possible, try to adjust the position of the left heel so that it presses into the pelvis immediately above the genitals. Your genitals should therefore lie between the two heels.

If you find this last position difficult, do not worry; merely place your left heel as near as possible to the required position. Adjust the position of the left toes so that they can be pushed into the space between your right calf and thigh.

The left toes should fit into this space without any pain or general discomfort.

If necessary, this space can be enlarged slightly by using the hands or temporarily adjusting the position of the right leg.

Then grasp your right toes, either from below or above your left leg and pull them upwards into the space between your left thigh and calf.

Adjust the body so that it is comfortable.

The knees should be in contact with the ground.

The heels should preferably be one above the other.

Hold the spine and head upright, yet relaxed.

The Chakra Checklist

The Chakra Checklist

The chakras are described as being aligned in an ascending column from the base of the back to the top of the head. New Age practices frequently associate each chakra with a particular color.

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