Padmāsana

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By Swami Harshananda

Sometimes transliterated as: Padmasana, PadmAsana, Padmaasana


padmāsana (‘the lotus-posture’)

The padmāsana is a posture recommended in the works on Haṭhayoga for meditation. In this posture, one has to sit with both the legs crossed, to resemble a full-bloomed lotus (padma = lotus). It is said to destroy all diseases.

Many images in temples, in the āsīna or sitting postures, are in the padmāsana pose.

See also ĀSANA.


References

  • The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore

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padmāsana (‘the lotus-posture’) The padmāsana is a posture recom¬mended in the works on Haṭhayoga for meditation. In this posture, one has to sit with both the legs crossed, to resemble a full-bloomed lotus (padma = lotus). It is said to destroy all diseases. Many images in temples, in the āsīna or sitting postures, are in the padmāsana pose. B32 See also ĀSANA.