The Good Stuff:
Breathe sweetly. Be still. Be silent. Expand. Experience everything there is to experience right now. Like a flower to the sun, open yourself up to the light and let it in. Enjoy it.
The Lotus Pose is the most stable meditation posture available to a human
The essence of the posture lies in the quiet sitting, centering, resting, releasing tension.
Padmasana releases stored up stress out of hips, knees, ankles; empowers the back.
Once you open up to the Lotus, a wide range of other yoga postures becomes available to you.
How to enter:
1. Be very careful, if you’re new to this, not to strain the knees or ankles. Do not be discouraged, try just a few seconds first.
2. Sit on the floor with both legs straight and apart, in front of you.
3. Get hold of the right foot and ankle and bring it in, on top of the left thigh, close to the hip.
4. Bring the left foot and ankle in with both hands, onto the right thigh.
5. Both knees should drop to the floor. If that’s not possible, fold up a yoga mat or blanket under your hips, to tilt your pelvis forward and drop the knees.
In the Lotus:
1. Your buttocks taken out and evenly set, tailbone and sitting bones rooted into the floor.
2. Spine almost straight, slight curve in the lumbar is okay. Eventually, sacrum must be completely straight. Torso erect. Ribcage away from the hip bones.
3. Feel the pelvis drop down. Open the crown of the head, and allow it to float up, as you relax through the scalp.
4. Close your eyes.
Lotus-series Hot Yoga practice
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