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Siddhasana or Accomplished Pose - Steps and benefits

Siddhasana or Accomplished Pose is known as the Yogi pose. Yogi are the people according to Hindu philosophy, who have complete control over the mind. It is also known as the first asana before starting yoga as it stabilises a mind which is beneficial for doing other asanas. In this article we will learn how to do Siddhasana or Accomplished Pose.

Steps of Siddhasana or Accomplished Pose - Sit down on the floor or your yoga mat and keep your legs at a close distance from each other.
The left foot should be first placed at the perineum, a soft tissue situated between the testes and the anus. For females, the corresponding area would be the labia majora.
Place the right foot over the left.
Make sure that the knees are in contact with the ground.
Keep your spine straight and press your chin against your chest.
Concentrate on your breathing and maintain the pose for as long as comfortably possible.
Precautions to take before doing Siddhasana or Accomplished Pose - People with any type o…

Chakrasana or Wheel pose - steps and benefits

Chakrasana or wheel pose is a back bend asana/pose that needs some extra strength to do. It is also called as Urdhva Dhanurasana means Upward Bow pose. In this post, we will learn how to do Chakrasana or wheel pose. To know about Dhanurasana, please read our post How to do Dhanurasana.

Steps of Chakrasana or wheel pose - 1. Lie flat on your back on the floor. You may bend your knees so that the soles of your feet are on the floor and closer to your buttocks. Make sure that your feet are hip-width apart.
2. Your hands must be placed behind your shoulders, ensuring your fingers are opened up and pointed towards your shoulders.
3. Once you feel comfortable in this stance, balance your weight on your limbs. Then, press your feet and palms, and lift your entire body off the floor. Let your head hang gently. Your neck should be long.
4. Make sure you breathe comfortably. Take slow, deep breaths.
5. Hold the pose for a minute, or as long as you are comfortable. Then, release by bending …