Sunday, June 8, 2008

Lotus Pose (Padmasana)

This is one of the basic and most well known yoga postures also used by Budha. Start slowly and acquire proficiency over a period of time in lotuse pose cause it's not always easy for Westerners to master. It may take time for the ligaments to become extended so that the Lotus Pose is comfortable. If one cannot master the Lotus Pose, any of the other seated poses will do quite well for the purpose of meditation.

Lotus Pose (Padmasana)
Lotus Pose (Padmasana)


1.Keep the right foot on the left thigh

2.Start bouncing the right knee. If the bouncing knee easily touches the floor, then bend the left knee, take hold of the left foot with both hands, gently glide it over the crossed right leg and place it on the right thigh which will give symmetrical placement of the legs and you are in lotus position.

3.Keep your hands on the knees with palms open, and the thumb and second finger of each hand should touch forming a letter O.

Benefits of Lotus Pose (Padmasana):

1.Extremely good pose for meditation and concentration.

2.Helps keep the joints in flexible condition.

3.It has a calming effect on the mind and the nerves.

4.Helps develop a good posture

5It keeps the spine erect.

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