In this asana the external organs of the body are kept in such a way that they stand divided in to two, hence the name Samasan (in Sanskrit 'sama' means equilibrium).
In this asana the position of the body is stabilized. Keep the backbone erect and sight straight. This asana is particularly useful for meditation and concentration.
Within 10 to 12 days' practice of this asana, one can maintain this asana for 10 minutes. After more practice this period can be increased to 2 to 3 hours. Sitting for long in this asana alone can make one experience the pleasure of this asana.
As the backbone is kept erect in this asana, its functioning is greatly improved. Dnyana Mudra further helps in stabilizing pulse beats. Consequently strain on muscles is reduced, which in turn reduces strain on heart.
Also breathing slows down, collective effect of all this is one can achieve concentration of mind.
People suffering from hydrocele or enlargement of testicles should not practice this asana.
Reference Book - Yoga Pravesh
Author - Yogacharya Vishwas Mandlik
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