Lotus Pose is the most well known of all the yoga pose today. Considered by many to be the iconic yoga pose, the Lotus Pose is often used for meditation and many yoga classes begin or end with this pose. However, Lotus Pose is an advanced pose and far from ideal for beginners. Lotus Pose is often held for long periods of time for meditation and pranayama but that can be difficult for beginners or even intermediate students whose expectation have been raised unfairly.
- Sit on the floor or on a mat with legs stretched out in front of you while keeping the spine erect. Make sure that the sole of the feet point upward and the heel is close to the abdomen.
- Now, repeat the same step with the other leg.
- With both the legs crossed and feet placed on opposite thighs, place your hands on the knees in mudra position. Keep the head straight and spine erect.
- Hold and continue with gentle long breaths in and out.
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