Lotus Posture (Padmasana) | Yoga Mystic

Padmasana is an excellent posture for all meditative practice and is consider as one of the best posture for concentration. It stimulates the pelvis, spine, abdomen, and bladder and stretches the ankles and knees and also strengthens the semen and spermatozoa. In women it corrects menstrual disorder and improves chances of conception.

Technique: Spread a blanket or carpet on the floor and sit down with both your legs spread straight in front of your body while keeping your spine erect. Slowly and carefully, take hold of your right foot and place it on top of your opposite thigh, sole facing upwards and your heel close to your abdomen. When this feels comfortable, bend the other leg and place your foot on top of your opposite thigh. Ideally, both knees should touch the ground in the final position. Your head and spine should be held erect and the shoulders and arms should be relaxed. Also make sure both your thighs and knees are pressed against the floor. Finally, keep your elbows slightly bent and place the wrists of both hands on the respective knees, palms facing upwards. Now close your eyes, relax your entire body and breathe deeply through your nose. Within 10 to 12 days` practice, one can maintain this asana for 10 minutes.