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Purely meant for meditation. As this Asana hides well the organ of generation it is called Guptasana. </P><H4 class='Asana'> How to reach the stretch </H4><P class='Asana'> <UL type=1><LI>Sit erect with your legs folded, with one heel placed just above the penis and the other heel is placed just over it. <LI>Place the hands on the knees.<LI>Press the chin against the chest and concentrate your gaze towards the center of your eyebrows as in Shambavi Mudra or you may keep the head straight without bending with your eyes closed for meditation.</UL></P><H4 class='Asana'> How to release the stretch </H4><P class='Asana'> <UL type=1>Sit in this position as long as you can and come back to the basic <A href='http://yoga.omgyan.com/posture/Dandasana.html'>Dandasana</A></A> position and followed by <A href='http://yoga.omgyan.com/posture/Shavasana.html'>Shavasana</A></A> to relax.</UL></P><H4 class='Asana'> Benefits </H4><P class='Asana'> <UL type=1><LI> Useful for meditation, concentration, reaching higher state of awareness, stimulation of all the visceral organs, controlling heart rate, blood pressure and for correcting sexual and emotional problems. <LI> It also increases secretion of testosterone. </UL></P><H4 class='Asana'> Caution </H4><P class='Asana'> <UL type=1>This is not suitable for ladies.</UL></P><P class='Asana'> Next: <A class='Asana' href='http://yoga.omgyan.com/posture/Kurmasana.html'>Kurmasana</A></P><BR>&nbsp;<table><TR><TD><script type="text/javascript"><!-- google_ad_client = "pub-4485548036268966"; google_ad_width = 234; google_ad_height = 60; google_ad_format = "234x60_as"; google_ad_type = "text_image"; //2007-01-01: Main Body google_ad_channel = "6688228232"; //--></script> <script type="text/javascript" src="http://pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script></TD></TR></table><! -Main Body Ends></TD></TR></Table></TD><TD class="CntrlTbl" width="139px" bgcolor="#9A0000" valign='top'><img width="139" height="31" src='http://yoga.omgyan.com/OumRotate.gif' alt='Overview'> <! -Right Column Starts> <A class='LeftHead' Href='http://yoga.omgyan.com/posture/asana-index.html'>Yoga Asana</A><UL class='LeftMenu' type="disc"><LI><A class='LeftMenu' Href='http://yoga.omgyan.com/posture/Dhanurasana.html'>Dhanurasana</A><LI><A class='LeftMenu' Href='http://yoga.omgyan.com/posture/Bhujangasana.html'>Bhujangasana</A><LI><A class='LeftMenu' Href='http://yoga.omgyan.com/posture/Kukkutasana.html'>Kukkutasana</A><LI><A class='LeftMenu' Href='http://yoga.omgyan.com/posture/Mayurasana.html'>Mayurasana</A><LI><A class='LeftMenu' Href='http://yoga.omgyan.com/posture/Trikonasana.html'>Trikonasana</A><LI><A class='LeftMenu' Href='http://yoga.omgyan.com/posture/Bakasana.html'>Bakasana</A><LI><A class='LeftMenu' Href='http://yoga.omgyan.com/posture/Majrasana.html'>Majrasana</A><LI><A class='LeftMenu' Href='http://yoga.omgyan.com/posture/Halasana.html'>Halasana</A><LI><A class='LeftMenu' Href='http://yoga.omgyan.com/posture/Navasana.html'>Navasana</A><LI><A class='LeftMenu' Href='http://yoga.omgyan.com/posture/Ardha-Chandrasana-1.html'>Ardha-Chandrasana</A><LI><A class='LeftMenu' Href='http://yoga.omgyan.com/posture/Lolasana.html'>Lolasana</A><LI><A class='LeftMenu' Href='http://yoga.omgyan.com/posture/Supta-Garbhasana.html'>Supta-Garbhasana</A><LI><A class='LeftMenu' Href='http://yoga.omgyan.com/posture/Virasana-2.html'>Virasana-2<BR></A><A class='LeftMenu' Href='http://yoga.omgyan.com/posture/asana-index.html'><b>. . 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