Padmasana is a traditional pose for seated meditation.
Sanskrit Name: Padmasana
English Translation: Lotus Posture
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.
Put the right leg on top.
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.
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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