Hidden Pose or Guptasana, is a seated yoga posture that is often used for meditation and breathing exercises.
Guptasana is also known as Siddhasana. It is translated as Hidden Pose from Sanskrit as in this position the practitioner has to Keep both feet hidden in the middle portion of both the knees and bring the anal region between the feet.
It’s similar to Swastikasana, same as Siddhasana, but practiced by men only, purely meant for meditation. As this Asana hides well the organ of generation it is called Guptasana.
Benefits and Contraindications
Calms and relaxes the physical tension and pressure
Useful for stimulation of all the visceral organs
Stimulates the genitals and also increases secretion of testosterone
Regulate cardiac function and blood pressure
Help to sleep better
Sciatica and lower back pain
Hip, knee and ankle problems
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, Guptasana can be done by beginners, but it is important to approach the pose with mindfulness and care. It may take some time to build up the flexibility and strength needed to hold the pose comfortably, so it is always important to listen to your body and modify the pose as needed.
You can hold Guptasana for several breaths to several minutes, depending on your comfort level and experience with the pose. It is always best to listen to your body and avoid pushing yourself beyond your limits.
Guptasana may not be suitable for those with knee or ankle injuries, as it involves sitting on your heels. You can modify the posture by sitting on a cushion or bolster, or by placing a folded blanket or towel under your ankles for support.
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