Sama in Sanskrit means Equilibrium. In this samasana ,the external organs of the body are aligned in such a way that they are divided into two halves creating an equilibrium.
- Sit with both your legs together and stretched.
- Keep your toes erect
- Spine straight and rest your palms on the floor.
- Spread both your legs keeping them at a distance of 1-1.5 feet.
- Fold your legs as you would in the Gyana Mudra and rest both your wrists on the knees.
- Continue your normal breathing.
- While releasing yourself from the pose, bring the hands beside your waist.
- Straighten your right leg first followed by the left leg.
- Then get your legs together and return to the initial sitting posture.
Benefits of Samasana
- This asana keeps the backbone muscles upright and vertical. Therefore, the functioning of spine improves.
- When Samasana is practiced with the Dhyana Mudra, they work greatly in stabilizing pulse beats.
- This asana heals the strains on heart by consequently slowing the breathing down.
- It is very useful for meditation and concentration.
- Individuals suffering from enlargement of testicles or hydrocele should avoid practicing this asana.
- Men should carefully place the penis below the ankle, so that it will not get pressed suddenly.