Padmasana is an ancient Indian cross-legged sitting meditation pose in which each foot is placed on the opposite thigh. It is a pre-hatha yoga asana that is widely used for meditation in Hindu, Tantra, Jain, and Buddhist traditions.
Gupta Padmasana (Hidden Lotus Pose) is a combination of Padmasana (Lotus Pose) and Advasana (Reverse Corpse Pose). This variation necessitates the use of hip, knee, and ankle strength to support the upper body while in a forward bend. Squeezing the knees and ankles with the stability of the hips, the body moves into prone - lying flat on the floor - and then into an Anjali Mudra lock with the hands behind (Namaskar Mudra).
Put your chin on the floor. Bring your arms behind your back and place your palms together, fingers pointing towards your head. Try to relax your entire body by lying completely flat on the floor. Hold this position for a few moments, breathing quietly and gently.
The muscles of the spine are still active, despite not being stretched much, with the front body engaged in the forward bend. With the opening of the chest and shoulders, the upper back is active, encouraging a neutral spine. Because a neutral spine is aligned, it aids in the proper flow of prana (energy), keeping it energised and active. The flexibility of joints such as the hips, pelvis, knees, ankles, shoulders, and wrists has also improved. And it also aids in maintaining body alignment in order to get the most out of the
The neck is stretched in Gupta Padmasana (Hidden Lotus Pose), encouraging thyroid gland function. Hormones are balanced when the thyroid gland functions properly, which is important for women's health. If women practise this pose under proper supervision, the stimulation of the reproductive organs, digestive system, and glandular function all contribute to better health.
Hidden has a neutral spine. Lotus Pose promotes strong posture, especially when the shoulders are pulled back. Although there are easier positions to practise to avoid a rounded back or hunchback, this pose can also aid with breathing. And with improved breath practise, energy flows smoothly and consistently from the base of the spine to the crown of the head. As a result, there is an overall improvement in body posture, encouraging full and complete breathing.
Regular practise of the hidden lotus pose strengthens the nervous system and connects our chakras to the earth's grounding force. Yoga asanas provide mental clarity and a sense of resolution, propelling us forward in life. This meditative yoga stance is frequently used to combat anxiety, despair, and self-doubt.
Before attempting this pose, the following precautions must be taken. This posture is not suitable for pregnant women, who should avoid it. Those who have knee injuries or diseases should likewise avoid this posture. People suffering from lower back pain, degenerative discs, or sciatica should avoid this posture. If they desire to engage in this technique, they should do so under the supervision of a qualified professional.
Take a few deep breaths while sitting in padmasana (left foot over right thigh, right feet over left thigh, with an upright spine and neck) on the mat. Bring your attention to the present moment and relax your muscles.
Lean forward, elevate your hips, and stand on your knees with your hands on the ground in front of your knees. Make sure your knees are still in padmasana.
Gently lower your torso until your chin, chest, and abdomen are in contact with the ground. Make sure not to overstretch your body and do the yoga asana according to your level of flexibility.
Bring your palms behind your back, fingers pointing towards your head, once you're comfortable in this position. If possible, place your middle finger on the back of your skull. Make certain that your upper body is flat on the ground. Close your eyes, take
a deep breath, and relax your entire body. Draw your attention to the heart chakra. Hold the posture for many breaths (as long as you can).
To exit the pose, elevate your upper body with your arms and slowly push your torso back until you are sitting on your hips. Before returning to padmasana, open your legs and relax your body.
A peaceful yoga stance that strengthens the spine and lower body. The hidden lotus stance can also assist you improve your breathing capacity and correct posture flaws like rounded shoulders and hip dislocation.