Ananda Madirasana (Intoxicating Bliss Pose)– Posture, Alignment & Benefits

Ananda Madirasana can be performed as an alternative to the classical meditation pose. The posture is used primarily to awaken Ajna chakra. It also calms the mind and relaxes the nervous system.

1. Sit in Vajrasana
2. Place the palms on top of the heels so that the fingers are pointing towards each other
3. If this is uncomfortable, place the palms just above the heels
4. Keep the head and spine erect, close the eyes, and relax the whole body
5. Fix the attention to bhrumadhya, the eyebrow center
6. Breathe slowly and deeply
7. Imagine that the breath is moving in and out of the eyebrow center
8. Inhale from the eyebrow center to Ajna chakra and exhale from Ajna chakra to the eyebrow center

Note! A few minutes daily is sufficient to loosen up your legs.


  • Increases efficiency in the digestive system
  • Calms the mind
  • Balances the nervous system
  • Improves the function of the reproductive system


There are no restrictions.

To be sure that you practice an asana correctly, we recommend participating in our Yoga Teacher Training Program.