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 centre
6. Breathe slowly and deeply
7. Imagine that the breath is moving in and out of the eyebrow centre
8. Inhale from the eyebrow center to Ajna chakra and exhale from Ajna chakra to the eyebrow centre
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.