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Padmasana

Padmasana is a traditional pose for seated meditation.




Sanskrit Name: Padmasana

English Translation: Lotus Posture

Drishti: Nose


Padma - Lotus

Asana - Posture



Full Padmasana requires deep hip mobility that is difficult for most Westerners to get into at first because most of us are not accustomed to sitting in this way. However, with practice, you can get more comfortable putting your legs into Padmasana over time.


  1. Put the right leg on top.

  2. Then the left

Padmasana is often used as a seat for connecting with the divine and our inner wisdom, so once in position, then you may add a mudra such as Yoga Mudra or Anjali Mudra, or maybe even practice japa meditation or chanting.


Christina Mills in Utplutih
Padmasana with a lift is called Utplutih


Variations

  • Sit on a block or a rolled blanket

  • Cross only the left leg on top, leaving the right leg under






OTHER POSTURES IN PADMASANA


Utplutih - Padmasana with a lift

Matsyasana - Padmasana with a backbend, top of the head to the floor

Urdhva Padmasana - Padmasana in shoulderstand, supporting the knees with the hands




 

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