Meditation Seats – Overview
This Asana Digest covers meditation seats including Sukhasana (Easy Posture), Siddhasana (Accomplished Pose), Virasana (Hero’s Pose), Padmasana (Lotus Posture) and a related pose, Baddha Padmasana (Bound Lotus Posture)
Sanskrit & Naming
“sukha” = easy, comfortable
“svastik” = auspicious
“siddis” = psychic powers
“vajra” = thunderbolt or diamond
Also known as: Diamond Pose
“vira” = a hero
“padma” = lotus
Heart of Poses
- Meditation Seat
- The priority in meditation seats is keeping the natural spinal curves intact.
- The majority of sources that use the name Swastikasana (Auspicious Pose) are Iyengar practitioners, referring to a Cross Legged Seat (also called Sukhasana).
- A few sources use the name Swastikasana to refer to the poses Siddhasana (Accomplished Pose) or Padmasana (Lotus Pose).
- Sukhasana (Easy Pose) may be referred to as a variation of Swastikasana as in this video
- See Cautions in menu above for ankles, knees, rounding low back.
Much More in this Digest
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