Padmasan knowledge

(June 16, 2011)

Benfits of padmasan


Benefits Of Padmasana

Yoga is a form of exercise that has been practiced for thousands of years in India. It is a form of exercise that essentially helps the body perform tasks that it is designed to perform. Yoga, in its pure form, does not seek to build one’s muscles or develop any athletic ability. Yoga is simply designed to improve the flexibility and the mental state of an individual. Unlike other forms of exercise, particularly aerobic exercises, yoga also works on the mind of an individual. Many yoga poses are based on concentration and relaxation of the mind. This helps to add the mental aspect to exercise and is one of the reasons why yoga can be so relaxing for students who practice it.

Padmasana is one of the basic yoga positions. It is known in English as the lotus position. Padmasana is a fairly relaxed position and is therefore used by individuals who are meditating or performing pranayama. The lotus pose is very simple for those who have been practicing yoga for a number of years. However, beginners will find it difficult to achieve this pose because their bodies are not sufficiently flexible.

Padmasana involves sitting on the floor in a normal position with the feet being placed in a unique way. The foot will be inverted and its top will rest on the thigh of the opposite leg. The heel of each foot will be as close to the groin area as possible. Once seated in this position, the student can adjust the position slightly so that there balance and relaxation is achieved. A person who sits in the padmasana position will realize that the body is now resting on three contact surfaces with the floor. These contact surfaces are each knee and the buttocks. This provides good stability for pranayama to be practiced.

The benefits of padmasana are many. Because of the stability achieved, the back can be kept straight easily and without much effort. This is one of the significant benefits of padmasana. In other sitting poses, the individual has to hold the back in place and this causes fatigue to set in. The ability to sit upright for long periods of time is another among the benefits of padmasana. Another among the many benefits of padmasana is the improvements in the abdomen and lower back. Padmasana helps to improve circulation to these parts of the body. This means that the back will never be stiff in this position even if it is held for long periods of time.

Submitted by G M on June 16, 2011 at 01:35

Padmasan knowledge 

Padmasana or lotus pose is one of the most recognized pose even with people who do not belong to yoga community. Padmasana has many benefits –

  • It calms the brain and stimulates the spine, abdomen, bladder and pelvis.
  • It eases sciatica pain and menstrual pain.
  • It helps to stretch the ankles and the knees.
  • If this pose is practiced continuously till late pregnancy then it is believed to ease childbirth.
  • Traditional scripts and texts say that padmasana awakens kindalini and helps destroy all he diseases.

Padmasana – sit on the yoga mat with legs folded bending at the knee. Now bring the right ankle to the left hip crease in such way that the soles of the right foot faces upwards. Slowly and similarly bring the left ankle to the right hip crease with left foot facing upwards. Padmasana is an intermediate to advanced pose of yoga so if you are a beginner then start with half lotus that is one side pose at a time and then gradually you can proceed to full lotus pose. If not performed according to the given instructions it can even cause an ankle or knee injury, so it would be wise to perform this pose under the supervision of an expert teacher.

Submitted by S M on May 23, 2008 at 05:02

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