[Pose Of the Week] Find Inner Peace In Accomplished Pose (Beginner)
Accomplished Pose (or Perfect Pose) is a perfect way to meditate and find your inner calm…
Accomplished Pose (Siddhasana) – also called Perfect Pose – is a seated beginner-level asana that is often used for meditation. My favorite Kundalini instructor usually uses this pose as an alternative to Easy Pose or Lotus Pose, and I find it is a bit more friendly to tight hips. If you find it too difficult at first, you can also sit on a folded blanket, a cushion, or yoga blocks to elevate your hips.
Siddhasana helps to open up the hips and improves posture by lengthening the spine in a a natural and relaxed way. It is a great way to feel grounded and embrace your inner calm during your yoga practice.
This pose is suitable for just about everyone, but if you have recent or chronic knee or hip injury or inflammatory condition, you may want to modify or skip this one.
1. With the buttocks on the floor, cross the legs, placing one foot to close to the inner thigh and then the other foot close to the ankle so both heels are almost at your midline. Rest the hands on the knees or in the lap with the palms facing up or down (or you can also use a hand mudra).
2. Press the hip bones down into the floor and reach the crown of the head up to lengthen the spine. Drop the shoulders down and back, and press the chest towards the front of the room.
3. Relax the face, jaw, and belly. Let the tongue rest on the roof of the mouth, just behind the front teeth.
4. Breathe deeply through the nose down into the belly. Hold as long as comfortable.
To modify, you may sit on a folded blanket or cushion, or place cushions or blocks under your knees.
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