pose or posture designed to stimulate glands, organs or body awareness,
and to quiet the mind for meditation. Asanas often apply pressure
on nerves or accupressure points, reflexing to the brain and body
for certain effects.
from best-selling book - Transitions
to a Heart Centered World - Guru Rattana, Ph.D.)
most common meditation asanas are:
POSE (or Sukasana):
the legs comfortably at the ankles or both feet on the
floor, pressing the lower spine forward to keep the back
POSE (Or Siddhasana):
heel presses against the perineum, sole against left thigh.
Left heel is placed an top of the right heel and presses
the body above the genitals with the toes tucked into
the groove between the right calf and thigh. Knees should
be on the ground with heels one directly above the other.
This is the most comfortable asana for many and is believed
to promote psychic power.
left foot onto upper right thigh, then place right foot
on left thigh as close to the body as possible, This locked-in
posture is easier to do than it looks and it enhances
deep meditation. The right leg is always on top.
POSE (or Vajrasana):
and sit on heels (tops of feet on the ground) so that
they press the nerves in the center of the buttocks. (It
is named "Rock Pose" because it is said that
its effect on the digestive system enables one to digest
(or Hero Pose):
feet hip width apart, kneel and sit between the feet.
This posture channels sexual energy up the spine.
you sit in a chair, be sure that both feet are flat and
evenly placed on the ground, and keep the spine straight
by sitting on the sit bones.