Padmasana Steps | Lotus Pose Steps
- Sit on the floor with the legs stretched out straight in front.
- Bend the right knee and grasp the right foot with both hands and place it on top of the left thigh bringing the heel as close to the navel as possible.
- Bend the left knee and grasp the left foot with both hands and place it on top of the
right thigh bringing the heel as close to the navel as possible.
- Both knees should be on the ground and the soles of the feet are pointed upward. The spine is held straight but not rigid.
- The position of the legs may be switched after a period of time if the posture becomes uncomfortable.
- The padma-asana facilitates relaxation, concentration and ultimately, meditation.
- The posture creates a natural balance throughout the body/mind.
- When the knees are stretched enough to remain in the padmasana without discomfort the posture creates a feeling of effortlessness and ease that will soothe
the nervous system, quiet the mind and bring about the condition of one-pointedness.
- Improves the efficiency.
- Brightens the face.
- Removes sadness and make you feel joy.
- Improves blood circulation towards lower back and improves working efficiency of liver.
Precautions while doing Padmasana – Lotus Pose:
- Be careful if you have lower back pain or sciatica. First do the other poses, reduce pain and then try this pose.