Yoga meditation is an effective way to awaken the vitality of the fire energy of life deep under the body’s north sea. According to legend, there are about 84,000 different Yoga postures. Enlightened and became a Buddha under the Bodhi tree, Shakyamuni maintained in only one posture, meditation. Meditation is also a basic Taoist practice. The perfect pose, the diamond pose, and the lotus pose are the most practical meditation postures.
The Sanskrit of the perfect pose is siddhadasana. Siddha means “mastery” and “expert” and also refers to demigods. In their culture, Siddha possesses supreme purity and sacredness. And Siddha also possesses supernatural powers, the magical power of Yoga. Siddha also refers to respected saints, prophets, and sages.
This perfect asana is one of the most relaxing meditation postures in Yoga. It requires the opening pubic area and places the Qi and Blood of the lower limbs in a semi-locked state. The locked Qi and Blood are concentrated in the abdomen so that the Qi and Blood circulation in the abdomen and waist is strengthened, and the reproductive system and digestive system are nourished.
The diamond pose, also called the knee sitting pose, means Vajrasana in Sanskrit. Vajra stands for diamond or thunder and lightning. The diamond pose almost locks all the Qi and Blood of the lower limbs and puts pressure on the thighs, knees, calves, ankles, and insteps. With almost half of the body’s nerve, Qi and Blood locked and centered in the abdominal area, this posture can do a lot benefits to the human body:
- Stimulates the stomach meridian, liver meridian, lung meridian in the lower limbs, so that it strengthens the spleen, promotes food digestion, nourishes the stomach, and smoothes the liver Qi.
- Nourishes the waist, treats waist pains, and strengthens the control of the spine.
- Relieves knee pain, prevents knee arthritis, and increases the elasticity and flexibility of knees and ankles.
- Opens up the meridians of the lower limbs, and opens the microcirculation of the feet, and expels the Yin stasis in the lower limbs and feet.
- Locks the Qi and Blood deep in the abdomen, nourishes the reproductive system deeply, and mobilizes the body’s Yang Qi energy.
- Drives away the devil in the heart and calms the mind.
People with knee and ankle problems are not recommended to practice the diamond pose. They can try the easier perfect pose.
The lotus pose, also called the Padmasana, is more than the combination of perfect pose and diamond pose. It not only locks the whole lower limbs’ nerves, Blood, and Qi, opens the pubic area, but also twists the lower limbs muscles, tendons and ligaments. It greatly slows down the blood flow in the legs, and a large amount of blood will be supplied to all the organs of the abdomen and chest. The nerves in the lumbar spine, sacrum, and hip bone are the first to benefit so that the central nerve is nourished and the entire nervous system is rejuvenated. It enables people to sit for a long time but staying still and alert. It relieves muscle tension and lower blood pressure. It can improve the flexibility of the legs, ankles, and hips, make the legs and the hips soft, and the entire lower limbs Qi and Blood flow very smoothly.
Not all the poses are practical to all people. Start with the simplest posture and the ones that suit the body is the best strategy.
A simple meditation posture can improve the body’s Qi and Blood, smooth the meridians, refresh the brain, and nourish body Yang energy. Just like the “Yi Jing” states: there are great principles in simplicity.
According to the philosophy of Yoga, there are 72,000 meridians (Sanskrit nadi, meaning meridians, and channels) in the body, and the Qi of life (Sanskrit Prana) circulates in these meridians. The meditation postures help clear these meridians and make them unobstructed.
Some scholars have verified that the term pyramid originated from ancient Greek, meaning “the fire of the center.” There is a saying in ancient Greeks that a geometric pyramid can gather cosmic energy and is an energy harvester. Modern science uses different terms to describe it: energy resonator and amplifier.
More secrets of the pyramid are to be revealed. But, when we meditate, with the whole body shaped like a Pyramid, we set our body as a static energy collector that stimulates the source of life and gathers cosmic energy. We “block” mouth and ears, “close” eyes and nose, focus all attention on the slow breath, adjust the energy frequency of the body to be similar or consistent with the frequency of the universe.
Centered on the belly button, our innate opening to the universe, are the internal organs, the abdominal area, and the waist, harvesting energy stimulated and collected through meditation.