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Yoga Pose of the Day - Lotus Position

by Tina Bryant 05 Jul 2019

Yoga Pose of the Day: Lotus Position

To get the benefits of yoga, we must follow step-by-step instructions of a pose we would love to practice. Today’s yoga pose is the Lotus pose. Literal meaning - Padmasana - comes from the Sanskrit word ‘Padma’ that means lotus. It is known as Lotus Pose in English. Inspired by our yogis, we have put together everything about this asana – from steps to the benefits to comfy yoga attire. Read on to get to know more about this move.

Find a meditation seat and immerse it into yoga. The Lotus pose is one of the classic (simple) moves. Here’s step-by-step instruction how to do the Lotus pose:

1.     Sit on a mat with your legs outstretched in front of you, rooting down your sitting bones. 

2.     Press your heels together. Let your knees open to the sides. 

3.     Lift your right foot, bend at the knee and gently place it on the left thigh. The sole of your foot should be facing up.

4.     Repeat on left leg. Just do the same moves with your left leg, placing your left foot onto your left thigh.

5.     Let your hands rest. Place the back of your hands on your knees. Form a circle with your index finger and thumb on both hands. Keep the palms facing upwards on the knees. There's another move with your hands for the Lotus position. You can press your palms together at the center of your chest.

6.     Hold pose. Take some deeper breaths in and out. You can mediate in this position as long as you are comfortable.

7.     Release the pose by removing your feet from your hips. Inhale, exhale, and welcome yourself to this beautiful earthly existence.

Here are the benefits of the Lotus position:

1.     It cleanses all the nerves of the body.

2.     Consciousness starts rising in an upward direction.

3.     The face’s brilliance is illuminated.

4.     Provides peace by removing the versatility of mind.

5.     By practicing this asana you can reduce blood circulation in the legs, by which the amount of blood increases in the abdomen and belly region.

6.     Repeating this meditation every day, you destroy all your sins.

To get all the benefits of the lotus posture and yoga in general, choose comfy clothes. Soft leggings, a sports bra or a tank top are  key to  total peace while you meditate. Namaste.

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