Yoga Index. Lotus Pose


  • ‘Padma’ means Lotus and Padmasana is the most well-known yoga meditation asana.
  • Alternate the placement of the legs so that one leg is placed up and the next time the other one is placed above

The Lotus is an important icon in eastern spirituality because the Lotus grows in muddy water (not clear water) and yet comes up over the mud and water to rise up and reach out of the water and seek sunlight. This is allegorical for Man trying to rise up above his/her base instincts and seek a more refined understanding of life.