Monday, October 3, 2011

Padmasan (Lotus Pose)

  • Sit down with your legs outstretched in front and keeping the back erect, place your palms on the floor behind the buttocks, with the fingers pointing backward, i.e. Dandasan (See page 117).
  • Slowly and carefully, fold your right leg at the knee and place your right foot on top of the left thigh, with the sole facing upward.
  • Similarly, fold the left leg and place the left foot on top of the right thigh with comfort.
  • The heels should be close to the pubic bones and both knees should be touching the ground.
  • Make sure your head and the spine remain erect; also there is no tension in the shoulders.
  • Now, place your hands on the knees in any mudra.
  • Finally, close your eyes and relax your body with slow and even breathing.
  • Repeat the asan by placing the left foot on top of the right thigh.
  • On breathing in and out
  • On always recalling “Radhey Krishna” along with breathing in and out
  • If performed for a long period of time, Padmasan helps to straighten the spine automatically, which supports to relieve one from depression and tension as the lower spine becomes perfectly erect. 
  • It also develops the nervous system to a large extent.
  • It stimulates digestion as blood circulation gets concentrated in the abdominal area instead of the legs.
  • Lastly, it trims the extra fat from the waist.
  • People with sciatica, sacral infections, and weak or injured knees should not do it.

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