Saturday, 3 March 2012

Padmasana, The Lotus Position

The Lotus Position: Andrea Boudin. Photography: Brian D. Brady
Padmasana, The Lotus Position, padma = lotus
The Lotus Position (Sanskrit: पद्मासन [pɐd̪mɑːs̪ɐn̪ɐ], IAST: padmāsana)

   The ultimate yoga pose, it is adopted to allow the body to be held completely steady for long periods of time. As the body is steadied the mind becomes calm, the first step towards meditation. It is an established posture, commonly used in the Hindu Yoga and Buddhist contemplative traditions