Lotus Pose (Padmasana) for Relaxes the mind
Padma = Lotus, asana = posture or pose
Pronounced : Pa-dah-maa-sun-aa
The Padmasana or Lotus posture is a crossed-legged yoga posture that deepens meditation by calming the mind and alleviating various bodily discomforts. Regular exercise of this posture helps the practitioner’s general flowering, such as a lotus; and hence the name Padmasana. In Chinese and Tibetan Buddhism, the lotus position is also referred to as vajra position.
The word Padmasana is a Sanskrit word meaning “lotus flower”, which is why it is also known as “lotus pose”. It is called because of the lotus-like formation that our legs made during this asana. Another name of Padmasana is “Kamalasan”. The word kamal is a Hindi word meaning lotus flower. It is a yoga exercise where you cross your legs while maintaining a straight posture. It is an important position for meditation.
Padmasana steps (Lotus pose)
Sit on the floor and stretch your legs, your legs should be straight. Hold the right leg with both hands, bend the legs slowly and place it on your left thigh. Make sure your feet touch your navel.
Bend the left knee as before, hold it with both hands and place it on the right thigh, close to the other. At this point, both knees should touch the ground and the foot should point up.
Your spinal cord should be straight at this point. If you have difficulty sitting for a long time, you can change your legs and sit in the same position.
Your spinal cord should be upright, your two hands should be together, or your palms should be up into the joints of the knee and the thumb should touch your forefinger and the other fingers should point up.
The breathing process must be slow, slow and deep. (Inhale and exhale) and focus on your breathing. Do this for 2 or 3 minutes in the initial phase, once you are used to it, increase the time from 15 to 30 minutes. Remember that one of the most important things is not to tilt your body or head while doing this asana.
5 Benefits of the Lotus Pose (Padmasana)
Reduces muscle tension and controls blood pressure
Relax the mind
Helps pregnant women during childbirth
Reduces menstrual cramps