Lotus position

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A status of Shiva in the Lotus position. The statue is in Bangalore, India
A yoga teacher meditating in the Lotus position.

The lotus position (Sanskrit: Padmasanam) is a cross-legged sitting position which is common in meditative practices of Hinduism. It is a part of the Hindu Yoga tradition. The position is said to resemble a lotus plant and to encourage proper breathing and to be helpful for physical stability.

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  • Becoming the Lotus: How to Achieve the Full Lotus Posture by Anton Temple (Author), Franca Gallo (Editor), Pip Faulks (Illustrator) Paperback: 64 pages, Publisher: Merkur Publishing, Inc (1 Dec 2006) Language: English, ISBN 1885928181, Dimensions: 5.8 x 8.3 inches
  • Yoga, Tantra and Meditation in Daily Life by Swami Janakananda Saraswati (Author), Paperback: 128 pages, Publisher: Red Wheel/Weiser (Sep 1992), Language: English, ISBN 978-0877287681, Dimensions: 8.3 x 9.8 x 0.3 inches

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