This may be one of the most physical challenging sitting poses, which are why it is advisable to build it up slowly. It is done by sitting in full lotus pose, bringing on top of the opposite thigh as high as possible, and grabbing with the right hand the right foot, and with the left hand the left foot.
Press the big toe with the fingers. It will stimulate the pituitary gland. Bring the chin in. This position brings glandular balance, and deep concentration.
For some people takes a long time, determination, and effort to get into this one. So, why to bother? Well, the healing benefits of this position are unbelievable.
I don’t know names but the teacher share this beautiful story with us, and know I want to extend to you.
There is a young lady, champion on national marathons, and
well renowned that got seriously injure in a traffic accident. After the
accident she was not able to walk again. She was moving around with the help of
her love ones in a wheel chair. She went to visit Yogi Bhajan and ask him for a
healing way to cure her. Yogi Bhajan didn’t give her anything instead he said
at that time there was nothing he could do about it. She left and continued
the next years after the accident looking for treatments would help her to
recover the mobility in her legs, doctor after doctor, and treatment after
treatment. The years passed and there were no signs of recovery.
Imaging the pain and frustration for someone whose passion
is running and it makes her living out of it. After a few years and out of
desperation she went back to Yogi Bhajan. This time Yogi Bhajan gave her as a
healing treatment “Bind lotus kriya”, which is the bind lotus sitting position,
and the forehead on the floor, or as close as possible. Check the Kriyas
section as “Bind Lotus Kriya”. (I believe it was 62 min).
She was not able to walk, stand by herself, or sitting down
on her own, so with the help of another person, a lot of tears, and
determination, she got herself into the position, one day she was able to bend
one leg, time after the other, etc. With the pass of years, the help of her
friends and family, the use of props, lot of determination, and courage the day
came were she was able to walk again. Of course, I’m making the story short.
Then she went back to Yogi Bhajan, and asked him why he
didn’t gave her this Kriya before, the first time she come around, she would up
save a lot of money spend in useless treatments and time, and he said it was
because she was not desperate enough to try this kriya.
“Big difference to do the best you can, instead of to
do whatever it takes” Indra K
In one occasion, I personally attend a three hour class to
get into this pose, with all the poses as preparation to open up the hips and
the knees, etc. The most beautiful part it was to learn the mantra that goes
with it. The one that Yogi Bhajan taught, the name of the mantra is “ Re
Man Eh Bidh Jog Kamao ” you will find it at the mantra section. There
are different singed versions of it. A good one, in my opinion, is the one by
Snatam kaur Khalsa.