सर्वे भवन्तु सुखिन:
सर्वे सन्तु निरामया:।
सर्वे भद्राणि पश्यन्तु।
मा कश्चित् दु:खभाग भवेत् ।।
Happiness be unto all.
Perfect health be unto all.
May all see what is good.
May all be free from suffering.
iii. Swastika
Technique:-Stretch the legs to the front. Put the right foot in between left thigh and knee. In this position the right foot is entirely immersed in between left thigh and left knee. Likewise put the left foot in between right thigh and knee from below the knee. Neck and back should be straight. Put the palms on knees,upwards, join thumb and index finger, and this is called Yogamudra. The sight should be focused on the tip of the nose.
Benefit:-This Asana is very comfortable for long hours of meditation. This Asana is most suitable for Pranayamafor, meditation, learning and spiritual activities. This Asana reduces the high blood pressure. Ailments of knees are cured from the practice of this Asana. As the backbone is kept straight in this Asana, pressure on Spinal-cord is relieved thereby strengthening the backbone. Flow of energy in Nadis (Energy channels in the subtle body) will increase. Cleansing of Nadis is one of the main benefits of this Asana. A pleasant feeling in the body arises and calmness pervades the body and mind. Auspicious vibrations and feelings will enter the mind as the name of the Asana is Swastika which means auspicious. Kundalini power is awakened by the regular practice of Swastikasana.