Like Padmasana, this is also the Asana for meditation. One can sit comfortably for a prolonged period in this Asana.
Along with the body, the mind also gets stabilized in this Asana. Hence, it is preferred for meditation in this Asana. Hence, it is preferred for meditation and concentration. This Asana is alsofound to be good for Pranayama.The special fold of the legs forms one Bandha in this Asana. Consequently the blood circulation in the waist – downward parts is controlled. For this reason this Asana is recommended after Shirshasana.