Padmasana is a SANSKRIT word, Padma means lotus and Asana means "Pose". Padmasana is known in English as Lotus pose. This pose looks like a lotus flower because it is believed that performing padmasana leads to the blossoming of consciousness and mind. Padmasana helps create unity by connecting with your body, mind, and soul and helps to relax calming breathing patterns in your body.
Padmasana is used by many religions such as Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, and Tantra. It is universal meditation pose. Padmasana is called "Vajra" in Tibetan, Buddhism, and Chinese. God Shiva, Lord Buddha, and Jain Tirthankaras are commonly seen in Padmasana or Lotus Pose.
Padmasana perform seat yourself down on the mat with your legs outstretched before you and keep your spine straight. Bend your right knee and place it put your left thigh. the sole of your leg points upward and your heel is close to your stomach. do the same things with your left leg. Your legs are crossed and your feet are placed on opposite things, place both your hands on your knees in the mudra position. It ensures that one thing your head and spine are straight at all times of Padmasana mudra. and the last one takes a deep breath in or breath out. It performs for a minimum of 30 minutes. it is very beneficial for mental and physical.
Benefits of Padmasana Yoga:
1. Padmasana improves the metabolic rate and increases both internal and external energy levels. Padmasana is performing continues for 30 minutes it may help to increase the rate of blood flow, and boost the positive energy by removing unwanted or negative thoughts.
2. The padmasana pose relaxes the mentally or physically and reduces the tension in the tight muscles and accumulated stress. When deep breathing frees up the mind and fills you with positive energy. This is the best exercise for those who have an overthinking brain.
3. Padmasana pose performs in a slow and controlled manner, it gives a gentle massage to the abdomen, good for better digestion. It also boosts the digestion system. This pose also reduces digestive issues like loose motion and constipation.
4. The Lotus pose increases the stability and strength of the pelvic muscles. it is a good pose for pregnant women who have to reduce the pain and makes childbirth smooth. It also helps with menstrual cramps.
5. The lotus sitting position stretches and extends the knees and the ankle joints. It gives strength to the knees and ankle joints. It also improves the joints and bones.
6. Padmasana yoga is a meditative pose, and it may increase the concentration power. deep breathing makes me more conscious and aware. The meditative pose is very useful to open the chakra.
7. This pose improves lung capacity. intake more oxygen and it helps to more blood flow and increases the blood circulation. It can help to reduce the risk of strokes and heart attacks.
8. Padmasana is very helpful for sleep disorders like insomnia. Continues to perform padmasana helps good quality sleep without any break.
Step by step Padmasana yoga:
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