Lotus Pose | How to do Padmasana | Benefits of Padmasana Yoga
About Padmasana Yoga
In Padmasana yoga, the word ‘Padmasana’ is derived from the Sanskrit language, meaning
Padma = Kamal (Lotus)
Asana = Pose or Posture
In English, Padmasana is known as Lotus Posture or pose.
In this Yoga asana, the body appears to be a lotus. Therefore, it is called the lotus pose.
In Vedic scriptures, it has been defined that, regular practice of Padmasana Yoga help you to achieve happiness and peace physically, mentally and spiritually.
How to Padmasana Yoga (Lotus Pose)
First step: Sit on the plain surface.
Second step: Bend the right knee and place your right foot on the left thigh.
Note- Keep the feet pointed outward and the heel close to the abdomen.
Third step: Repeat the same step with the left knee.
Cautions – Do not push yourself if you are new to this.
If you have a problem in overlapping both your legs and sitting in Padmasana, you may also sit in Ardha – Padmasana (Half – Lotus pose) by placing any one leg on the opposite thigh.
Fourth step: Now, put your both hands on the knees in mudra position.
Keep your head and spinal cord straight.
Breathe slowly and gently.
Allotted time for Padmasana (Lotus Position):
Maintain the position for 1 minute. Slowly and gradually you can increase the time period from 1 minute to 1 hour.
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Benefits of Padmasana Yoga (Lotus Position)
- Improves digestion and helps to improve your health.
- Reduces muscular tension and brings blood pressure under control.
- Relaxes the mind.
- Helps pregnant ladies during childbirth.
- Reduces menstrual discomfort.
- Opens up the hips.
- Stretches the ankles and knees.
- Calms the brain.
- Increases awareness and attentiveness.
- Keeps the spine straight.
- Helps develop good posture.
- Eases menstrual discomfort and sciatica.
- Helps keep joints and ligaments flexible.
- Stimulates the spine, pelvis, abdomen, and bladder.
- Restores energy levels.
Contraindications of the Padmasana (Lotus Position)
- People who are suffering from knee problems should avoid this yoga asana.
- Do not perform this yoga asana, if you have an ankle problem.
- Should avoid the yoga asana, if you have back pain problem.
Yoga Asana (Pose or Posture)