Lotus Pose is probably the most recognized yoga posture of all the poses!
This pose originated in ancient India and has long been associated with the practice of meditation. Lotus Pose allows the body to be held still for longer periods of time, therefore allowing the mind to be calm. Although it’s a seated posture, Lotus is usually a difficult pose for most beginners and will require some patience.
The major benefits of Lotus Pose include calming the mind, cultivating good posture, and stretching the ankles and knees. Lotus is perfect for meditation as it allows the breath to slow, and also helps to relax the muscles. Some believe that Lotus helps with menstrual discomfort and can even aid with making child birth easier.
Bound Angle Pose, Hero Pose and Half Lord Of The Fishes act as good prep postures for Lotus Pose.
Major Tips: Be Patient! Lotus Pose looks simple, but this posture isn’t consider a beginner pose. Warmup properly, it’s also suggested that you practice this posture in a quiet and calm surrounding.
Lotus Pose offers a variety of benefits, some of which are listed below. Enjoy the pose!
Lotus Pose Benefits:
Opens The Hips
Calms The Mind
Strengthens The Spine
Stretches The Ankles
Cultivates Good Posture
The above Lotus Pose is displayed by Yoga|Merge Instructor Miyuki Fox. You can catch Miyuki’s Classes on Yoga|Merge – Let’s Make Some Yoga