People who have taken up hatha yoga as their way of life generally take up one asana for their life’s sadhana. This is known as Asana Siddhi. Asana Siddhi means one is able to sit in a particular way with absolute ease. For most people, whichever way they keep their body, it is not at ease. If you sit, it is not comfortable. If you stand, it is not comfortable. If you lie down, it is not comfortable. What the hell to do with this? If you give your body to the process of yoga, slowly the body becomes at ease. If you sit like this, it is absolutely at ease. It is not trying to be some other way.
Excerpt: Asanas Guide – Align With the Divine (Isha)
▵ Yogasanas (Isha)
▵ Learn Yogasanas (Isha)
▵ Asanas Guide – Align With the Divine (Isha)
▵ Why a Set of Twenty-One Yogasanas? (Isha)
I always feel ease and comfortable in Balasana. Should i do this?
For every yogic practices, it is recommended not to follow instructions from the book and try it on our own. If you have a teacher, please follow guidance from them. If you are taught from Isha, please contact Isha teacher, Ishanga, or Isha Hatha Yoga teacher ONLY if you have completed the program. You can get their contact by reaching out to local center or volunteers.