Lotus Pose | How to do Padmasana | Benefits of Padmasana Yoga

About Padmasana Yoga

Padmasana derived from the Sanskrit word.

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)

How to do Lotus Pose (Padmasana)

First step: Sit on the plain surface.
Second step: Bend the right knee and place it on the left thigh.
Note- Keep the feet point upward and the heel is close to the abdomen.
Third step: Repeat the same step with the left knee.

Cautions – Do not push yourself if you are new in this.
If you have problem 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 hand on the knees in mudra position.

Keep your head and spinal cord straight.

Breath slowly and gently.

Allowed Time for Padmasana (Lotus Position):

Maintain the position for 1 minute. Slowly and gradually you can increase the time period for 1 minute to 1 hour.

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Benefits of Padmasana Yoga (Lotus Position)

  1. Improves digestion and help to improve your health
  2. Reduces muscular tension and brings blood pressure under control
  3. Relaxes the mind
  4. Helps pregnant ladies during childbirth
  5. Reduces menstrual discomfort
  6. Opens up the hips
  7. Stretches the ankles and knees
  8. Calms the brain
  9. Increases awareness and attentiveness
  10. Keeps the spine straight
  11. Helps develop good posture
  12. Eases menstrual discomfort and sciatica
  13. Help keep joints and ligaments flexible
  14. Stimulates the spine, pelvis, abdomen, and bladder
  15. Restores energy levels

Contraindications of the Padmasana (Lotus Position)

  1. People those are suffering from Knee problem should avoid this yoga asana.
  2. do not perform this yoga asana, if you have an ankle problem.
  3. Should avoid the yoga asana, if you have back pain problem.

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