Lotus Pose (Padmasana) is an excellent pose for stretching and opening up your hips. This yoga posture is good for meditation and other breathing problems. As a child, it is easy to practice Lotus Pose (Padmasana) as your body is more flexible at the young age. Take a yoga mat and sit over the floor. In case you are not comfortable then you could take help from a prop. Be cautious if you have hip or knee injuries. Lotus Pose (Padmasana) is suitable for everybody even if you are new to yoga practice. It takes time to experience yoga benefits. The only condition is that you have to be regular. For practicing Lotus Pose (Padmasana), you could take help from videos or yoga experts. It is further divided into two categories – half lotus pose and full lotus poses. You can prefer any of them according to your body structure.
Step by step guide to Lotus Pose (Padmasana)
- Start with staff pose and bend your right leg slightly. Fix your right foot over left thigh and it would be fixed at closer distance to hip.
- Bend your right leg and fix your left foot over right thigh and it would be fixed at closer distance to hip.
- Fix your arms over thighs and your palms should be facing down.
- Press your sitting bones on the floor and exhale slowly. Keep your head crown pointed towards ceiling.
- Try to hold the same position for up to 60 seconds and release your body to staff position.