‘Padma’ means ‘Lotus’. When this yoga pose is demonstrated, the body has appearance of a ‘Lotus’ and hence the name ‘Lotus Pose’. Padmasana or Lotus Pose is also sometimes called ‘Kamalasana’. Amongst the four poses prescribed for Japa and Dhyana, Lotus Pose is considered the foremost. The basic goal of all the asana practice is finding and maintaining a comfortable Padmasana for meditation. The foundations of this pose are sitting cross-legged and being comfortable sitting on the floor on sit bones. With a firm foundation, yoga practitioner will find an upward energy and lift in the spine which will make ‘Lotus Pose’ effortless.
Lotus Pose is considered a base pose as lotus pose variations can be derived from this pose.
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