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Lotus Pose

Angle-Based Images: Lotus Pose Video
Angle-Based Images: Lotus Pose Video
Angle-Based Images: Lotus Pose Video
Angle-Based Images: Lotus Pose Video
Angle-Based Images: Lotus Pose Video
Lotus Pose: Step 1
Step 1 Begin seated in staff pose.
Lotus Pose: Step 2
Step 2 With your foot flointed, bend your right knee and use your hands to place the top of your right foot at the top of your left thigh in your left hip crease.
Lotus Pose: Step 3
Step 3 With your foot flointed, bend your left knee and use your hands place the top of your left foot at the top of your right thigh at your right hip crease.
Lotus Pose: Step 4
Step 4 Release your hands to your thighs in gyana mudra (thumb and forefinger touching, palms face up or facedown.) Breathe here for at least three deep breaths, then repeat on the other side.
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Progressions & Variations

Beginner Tips

Start by only placing one leg at a time into lotus until your knees open up enough for this to be comfortable.

Tips

Not recommended for those with knee, ankle, or back maladies. Do not attempt this pose if you have sciatica.

Benefits

This pose calms the mind and improves flexibility in your hips, knees, and ankles.

Modifications

Elevate your hips by sitting on a blanket or block.

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