We’re going to be focusing on the posture Padmasana or lotus pose but padmasna is an intermediate to advanced level of practice so before you get into Padmasana ensure that you have done sufficient warm-up and are comfortable in a few of the preparatory postures.
Meaning Of Padmasana
This is one of the best meditative asanas. The sitting position itself is conducive to physical and mental calmness. At first it is quite difficult for most people to perform, and uncomfortable.
if held for more than a few minutes. However, with practice this asana will prove far more comfortable than the simpler sitting positions, such as veerasana and sukhasana.
It holds the trunk of the body and the head as though they are a pillar, with the legs as its firm foundation.
This asana almost automatically makes one want to be still. It is with good reason that Buddha is usually depicted in this pose.
Literal Meaning: Pad (Padma) means lotus. Shape: Similar to lotus flower.
Direction: North or East (for spiritual reasons).
Important: First let us understand this posture. It has been said to provide all the siddhis. This asana must be practiced.
It purifies all the pulse (72,000) of the body. This posture is loved by spiritual seekers. It is said to give the attainments of hundreds of mantras.
This posture is unique in awakening the Kundalini. By applying pure soul or uninterrupted meditation in this asana, all sins are destroyed.
How to do Padmasana
Method: First of all, spread your legs towards the front or sit in sukhasana, then lift the left toe and place it on the right thigh and lift the right toe and keep it on the left thigh.
Keep the spine straight. Keep knees touching the ground. Place the left hand over the soles of both feet and the right hand claw over the left hand so that the navel continues to touch as long as possible.
Keep breathing. (Somewhere there is a law to keep hands above the knees as well.)
Meaning of Padmasana in Hata Yoga Pradipika and Gherand Samhita
Padmasana (lotus pose) has been defined in a different way according to Hatha Yoga Pradipika and Gherand Samhita.
वामोरूपरि दक्षिण हिचरण संस्थाप्य वामं तथा,
दक्षोरूपरि पश्चिमेन विधिना धृत्वा कराभ्यां दृढम।
अङगुष्ठौ हृदये निधाय चिबुकं नासाग्रमालोकर्यत्,
एतद्व्याधिविकारनाशनकरं पदमासनं प्रोच्यते। (धे सं. 29)
Meaning: Move the hands on the backside by placing the paw of the right foot on the left thigh and the left foot on the right thigh and hold the left toe with the left hand and the right toe with the right hand firmly in the chin.
Put the vision on the forearm of the nostril by placing it on the throat at the top of the heart. The pest of all diseases is called Padmaasan.
Comment: here Maharishi Ghernd and Hatha Yoga Pradipika only to Bachdrapadamsan In particular, it is called Padmasana. See Bandrapadmasana.
No. 44.45 of Chapter 2 in the Gherand Samhita. The Yogasana which is explained in the verse is also the same as Padmasana.
Explanation: First of all, spread both the legs towards the front, then stabilize the left leg on the right thigh and the right foot on the left thigh. Soles of the feet towards the sky.
Touch the heels from the front of the abdomen and both knees touch the ground.
The back and head should be straight, now hold your hands in the opposite direction from the back of the left hand with the thumb of the left hand and the thumb of the right foot with the right hand, and attach the chin to the top of the heart, . Stabilize the vision on the front of the nasal bandage. “
It is called lotus pose , the destroyer of all diseases.
According to Matsyendranath: With both legs spread in front, keep the left foot on the thigh of the right foot and the right foot on the thigh of the left foot.
Keeping both hands straight between the thighs, stabilize the vision on the forehead of the nasal column and pillar the tongue at the root of the molar and place the chin on the throat and then raise the air slowly, that is, apply the base. This asana activity is the destroyer of all diseases. Yogis have called it Padmasana.
According to the Yogakundalupanishad:
ऊवारूपरि चेदद्यत्ते उभे पादतले यथा।
पद्मासनं भवेदेतत्सर्वपाप प्रणाशनम्।
Meaning: By keeping the toes of each other’s feet directly on both thighs, Padmasana is done which is going to destroy all sins. It is written in Hatha Yoga Pradipika that:
कृत्वासंपुटितौ करौ दृढ़तरं बद्धवा तु पद्यमासनं,
गाढं वक्षसि सन्निधाय चिबुकं ध्यायंश्च तच्चेतसि।
न्यचन्प्राणमुपैति बोधमतुलं शक्तिप्रभावान्नरः।
1. Do not forcefully sit for more than 0 capacity.
2. If there is pain in the knees, first do the activities related to Pawan Mooktasana.
3. as possible to the person suffering from acute pain of sciatica and knees.
4. Whenever doing the posture, practice only by keeping the spinal cord, neck and head straight.
5. Change the position of the feet, so that the body parts develop equally.
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Benefit of padmasana:
1. With this posture, the soul meets the wind.
2. This asana opens the nervous system of the body.
3. Life starts flowing from the spinal cord, which gives life-giving power.
4. By destroying the work-disorder, the work force remains intact. creates consciousness upward.
5. The radian of the face is illuminated.
6. All the diseases of the body progressively weaken the seeker.
7. Provides peace and removes the fickleness of the mind.
8. By regularizing this asana, the sins are gradually destroyed.
9. Special Assistant in Kundalini Jagran. After sitting for 10-15 minutes, meditating removes the navel removed from its place.
10. The practitioner has 72,000 nadis (purified) by regular practice.
11. By doing this asana, blood circulation in the feet decreases due to which the amount of blood in the abdominal and lumbar region increases. In this way, all the diseases related to these two organs start getting benefited.
12.Padmasana induces mental calmness, which is the essential prerequisite for pranayama and meditative practices.
13.This tranquillity also helps to bring about physical health and mental equilibrium on a permanent basis.
Note: Some yoga teachers also call this asana as Kamalasana, Sri Asana, Adiasana, Brahma Asana and Muktpadmasana.