also knowns as Lotus Pose. Padma means a lotus. This is the lotus posture, one of the most important and useful asanas. It is the posture for meditation and the Buddha is often depicted in it. Padmasana provided to you by YogaIQ
1. Sit on the floor with the legs straight. (Step 1)
2. Curve the right leg at the knee joint, grasp the right foot with the hands and place it at the root of the left thigh so that the right heel is close to the navel.
3. Now curve the left leg, and gripping the left foot with the hands place it over the right at the root, the heel being close to the navel. The soles of the feet should be turned up. This is the basic Padmasana posture. (Step 2)
4. People not used to sitting on the floor sometimes have flex knee joints. At the start they will feel excruciating pain around the knee joints. By perseverance and continued practice the pain will eventually subside and they can then stay in the pose comfortably for a long time.
5. From the base to the neck the spine should remain straight. The arms may be extended outside, the right hand being placed on the right knee joint and the left hand on the left knee joint. The forefingers and the thumbs are curve and touch each other. Other way of putting the hands is in the middle where the feet cross each other with one palm upon the other. (Step 3)
6. Change the leg position by placing the left foot over the right thigh and the right foot over the left thigh. This will develop the legs evenly
Padmasana is good for curing stiffness in the knees and ankles. Since the blood is made to circulate in the lumbar region and the abdomen, the spine and the abdominal organs are toned. Padmasana also helps Calms the brain, Stimulates the pelvis, spine, abdomen, bladder, Stretches the ankles and knees, Eases menstrual discomfort and sciatica, Everyday practice of this pose until pregnancy date is often said to help ease childbirth.Padmasana overcomes all disease and awakens kundalini. Padmasana is Yoga for Bladder Problems.