An established meditation posture, Padmasana (Lotus yoga pose) is a seated cross-legged position beautifully representing a lotus flower– a symbol of dedication, eternity, and rebirth. As the lotus flower is able to grow and blossom in the muddy area, the lotus yoga asana encourages the postural performers to reach their highest possibilities despite the obstacles.
Commonly used in meditation practices, Padma Sana involves a lot of patience, alignment, and body, mind, soul engagement in order to fully bloom in the pose. Achieving both physical and mental health benefits of Padma Sana is highly rewarding for the performers.
The tightness of the hips makes this pose challenging to practice. Therefore, it is advisable for the beginners and those with tight hips to warm up their bodies through a number of hip-opening yoga postures. Stretch in warrior series, pigeon pose, and fire-log pose. Prepare in bound-angle posture and wide-legged child asana.