How to Practise Lotus Pose?

Padmasana is considered as an intermediate pose or a pre-pose for advanced pose. According to the ancient traditional texts, lotus pose can destroy all the diseases and it also awakens kundalini. You can practise this pose at home only if you have sufficient prior experience in yoga, otherwise it is better to practise under the supervision of a yoga tutor. It has many advantages like calming the brain, stretching the spine, pelvis and abdomen.

Cautions Before Practising Lotus Pose

People with ankle or knee injury must avoid this pose.

How to Practise Lotus Pose?

  • From the staff pose bend your right knee and place your right ankle on the left hip crease, and while doing so the right foot sole should face upwards
  • Settle your foot into your hip crease, keep you spine straight through out the practise
  • Now bend your left knee and place your left ankle on the right hip crease, and the left foot sole should face upwards
  • Repeat the same with your left foot in the bottom and right foot in the top
  • You have to stay in this pose for about ten minutes to get the whole body into alignment
  • Beginners can start with half lotus position, that is coming to one side of pose at one time

Benefits of Lotus Pose

  • Calms your brain
  • Improves the concentration
  • Stimulates the spine, pelvis, bladder and the abdomen region
  • Stretches your knees and ankles
  • Eases menstrual discomfort
  • Reduces sciatica nerve pain
  • Consistent practice till the last three months of pregnancy will help ease the delivery
  • This pose is one of the best poses to rise the kundalini power

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