What is Padmasana?
‘Padma’ and ‘Kamala’ means lotus. The position resembles a lotus, a very calm, peaceful and holy symbol. The Hindu God, Lord Shiva and the founder of Buddhism, Emperor Gautam Buddha are usually depicted in this posture. This is a basic posture on which many other asanas are based. This is also one of the postures for meditation and many other breathing exercises in yoga.
Steps to follow (Padmasana) :
- Sit on the ground by spreading the legs forward.
- Place the right foot on the left thigh and the left foot on the right thigh.
- Place the hands on the knee joints.
- Keep the body, back and head erect.
- Eyes should be closed.
- One can do Pranayama in this asana.
- It helps in improving concentration.
- It helps to preserve vital fluids in the body.
- It prevents abdominal diseases and female disorders connected with the reproductive organs.
- It brings peace, solitude and longevity to the practitioner.