Padmasana (Lotus Pose)

Remember that with all yoga poses you should listen to your own body and if you feel any discomfort or unease stop practising and seek assistance from a yoga and/or medical practioner.

ASANA

Padmasana (Lotus Pose)

WHERE

This pose is one of the classical yoga poses found in most classes and styles of yoga.

BENEFITS

Calming and opening, this pose stretches the ankles and knees, can be used to ease sciatica, and provides a seated position for meditation and stillness.

CAUTION

General caution for this pose should be taken if you have any issues with knee or ankle injury, and can be varied for for beginners by binding only one foot and leaving the other beneath the knee

MEANING

Padma means Lotus. Asana literally means ‘seat’ but is generally understood to mean pose/posture.