The lotus pose is a difficult pose and may not be performed by all practitioners. It is usually used by experienced practitioners for breathing exercises and meditation.
Sit on the floor and spread your legs straight in front of you. Bend your right knee such that your right foot touches your left knee. Extend both your hands and clasp your bended foot with your hands. Bring the foot close to your groin and let it rest on your left thigh.
Lotus Pose Yoga
The front of your ankle should be resting on your left thigh and your toes should be pointing outwards. Repeat the same with your left leg. Your left leg should be in front of your right leg and the ankle should be positioned same as above.
When you look at your legs, they should resemble a cradle. They should be locked together tightly. Try and keep your knees as close to each other as possible. Press your heels against your lower abdomen and your groins to the floor.
You can rest your arms either on your knees with palms facing upwards or downwards. You can also join your pals together in front of your chest. Close your eyes relax or meditate.
Benefits of the Lotus pose
- This pose is a great relaxing pose and it calms the brain.
- It stimulates the spine, abdomen, pelvis and the bladder and stretches the knees.
- It is believed to be the curer of all physical disorders.
- Therapeutically this pose fights sciatica, menstrual discomfort, and eases childbirth.
As a beginner, it may be difficult to get the right pose. You can hold the heels or ankles with both your hands to keep them in place. You have to ensure that the stretch between your legs is equal.