Padmasana-The Lotus Pose
The Padma is the lotus. Lotus flower is the symbol of purity, symmetry, and balance. The practice of padmasana instils these qualities in the practitioner’s body-mind system.
Padmasana is considered one of the most effective yogasana. In traditional texts, it is mentioned with SIDDHASANA .
In Hatha Yoga Pradipika, chapter 1, the great yogi Swatmaratma says:
“Place your right foot on your left thigh and your left foot on your right thigh and take your toes with your hands crossed on your back.” Press your chin against your chest and look at the tip of your nose, which is called Padmasana Destructive disease of the yamis.
Place your feet on your thighs, the soles of your feet in the air and your hands on your thighs, palms facing up.
Look at the tip of the nose, holding the tongue against the root of the jaw and the chin against the chest. Slowly increase the air, that is, gently pull Apana Vayu upwards. ,
This is called Padmasana, the destroyer of all diseases. It is difficult to achieve all the objectives, but the intelligent people in this world can learn it.
|Padmasana or lotus pose|
Sit erect with legs stretched heels together, palms pressing on the floor by the side of the buttocks.
Caution: Severe arthritis patients should do carefully.
- Then the mind can contemplate the nature of the Atmana and enjoy the greatest happiness.
- The yogi sitting next to Padmasana and controlling his breathing, no doubt, is free from any bondage.
- This asana is indicated for the awakening and development of latent physical, mental, mental and spiritual forces.
- While practicing this asana, the practitioner easily reaches a state of deep meditation, contemplation, worship or prayer.
- His persistent practice leads to the revelation of the Supreme Being, Atman, and allows a state of communion / fusion with the Divine (SAMADHI).
- When Padmasana is performed, the trunk, head, hands and feet have the shape of a pyramid, which is one of the causes of the amazing effects of this asana.
- Some yogis think that a person who can practice for 15 minutes without rest can become familiar with pranayama techniques.
- Padmasana cures constipation, indigestion and flatulence.
- It cures pain in the joints, especially in the ankles and knees, and tightens the thighs.
- The position of the feet determines the rate of blood flow, which is therefore reduced in the feet and reinforced in the pelvic and abdominal areas. The heart circulates arterial blood to the feet in the abdominal aorta and organs in the lower abdomen (genitals, kidneys, large intestine, etc.) benefit from this additional arterial blood flow. So these organs are sounds and they regenerate.
- This asana is very useful for women because it tightens the uterus.
- This leads to better digestion when practised daily.
- It also facilitates a very good control over the potential sexual energy.
- Activate the root chakra which helps to balance all the chakras.
Those who wish to practice Padmasana must be patient and diligent. You should never use force while practicing Padmasana. If you force it, you can break the ligaments in your knees, ankles or even a broken meniscus.