Padmāsana - Baddha


(HR-III.34)  (GhS-II.8)

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Translation: Place the right  foot on left  thigh. Now place the left foot on the right thigh. Cross the hands behind the back and firmly catch hold of the great toes of the feet so crossed. Place the chin on the chest and fix the gaze on the tip of the nose (this posture is called the Padmasana (or lotus posture). This posture alleviates diseases of yogis.


  • Promotes contemplation
  • Deepens meditation, calms the mind
  • Alleviates various physical ailments
  • Aids in the overall  blossoming of the practitioner
  • Improves the digestion
  • Useful for pregnancy
  • Reduces menstrual discomfort
  • Reduces muscular tension
  • Brings high blood pressure under control