The most important thing is to find the most appropriate
sitting pose depending on the physical challenges of the person. Although some
exercises can be perform better in one position than other, there are always
variations that can be done instead, and build it up from there with time.
One of the most important aspects to remember no matter what
position you choose it’s to keep the spine straight, not too bend forward, or
back. A neutral position of the spine will be optimum to allow the flow of
energy, called Kundalini, to take place. This neutral position it is the most
advisable when meditating.
At the beginning most of the people feel as one of the legs,
or both, get sleep. This is due to the cut of circulation when the legs are
crossed. With time the yogi will be able to expend longer periods of time
without moving. If you are a beginner just remember the first limb of
Patanjali, “Ahimsa”, which means not violence, and starts with yourself. You are
in this path to enjoy the process not to get burn out the first day.
In the end, no one sitting pose it is better than other. It
is about finding the one that suits you better. Once you find stability in your
practice you will be able to sit for longer periods of time without moving, and
without pain. Stability of your practice will bring you stability of the mind
and stability of the mind will bring you stability in happiness.