In Sanskrit “Gupta” means “Hidden”. The English name of the asana is “Hidden Lotus Pose” since the feet and lotus position are hidden under the body.
Position : Sitting
Type : Relaxation
Spiritual Awareness : Anahat Chakra
Physical Awareness : Relaxation of both body, mind with normal breathing
Dosha Suitability : Tri-doshic effect
Introducer Asanas : Paschimottanasan, Baddha Konasana, Ardha Matsyendrasana
Follow-up Asanas: Sarvangasan.
Spotlight Effects: Body and mind relaxation.
It may be used as a relaxation or even a meditation pose as it induces peace, stability, and emotional balance.
This asana corrects postural defects of the spine.
Precautions and Contraindications:
People with serious ankle, knee, hips, or lower back injuries should not attempt this asana.