Sharing is caring!

Lotus Position,  A.K.A Padmasana

Lotus position in Yoga is elusively, difficult to learn. It is the Asana of the photo and is also called Padmasana. I have decided to explain this one today. The Lotus position is for advanced students so I will give you some other postures you can use to help get you to full lotus.

Lotus front

SIDDHÂSANA :
(Pose realized beings or perfect posture)

Sitting on the meditation cushion, legs crossed looking to the right foot is in contact with the inside of the opposite thigh. The heel is kept near the perineum. The left foot is placed in front of the right foot. ankles and legs are overlapped with both knees widely separated in contact with the ground.

ARDHA PADMÂSANA
(Posture Posture semiloto or Brahma or Brahmâsana)

Sitting on the meditation cushion, legs crossed looking to the right foot is in contact with the inside of the opposite thigh. The heel is kept putting pressure on the perineum. Then rest left foot on the right thigh. Both knees touching the ground because if one is higher than the other stable position and will not be canted body.

PADMÂSANA (Lotus)

judithesquena_net_bn_conlineas-1024x10241

Sitting on the meditation cushion, legs crossed looking to the right instep is placed on the left thigh in contact with the groin. The sole is directed upwards. The instep of the left foot is placed above the right thigh, each ankle is placed on the base of the opposite thigh and heels close to hips. Knees should stay in contact with the ground.

Benefits of the Lotus Position

The Lotus position helps keep the body in alignment and is a great position to meditate in. These three meditative postures are usually easier for people in Eastern cultures and can be difficult for a Westerner. Do not force yourself into the Lotus position because it is not a must for meditation. If you have trouble keeping these three postures you can also choose another position to meditate in. Some times simply sitting on a chair with your back straight can help you find alignment and make meditation easier. Practice your lotus position a little every day and gradually  in time you will get it. Hope you enjoyed this post remember to spread love and make someone’s day with an inspiring anonymous email.