Padmasana (Lotus Seat)

Padmasana

Padmasana (Padmāsana) = lotus seat

Dṛṣṭi: nāsāgre = to the nose

From sitting.

Sitting in crossed legged pose, half lotus or full lotus pose.

Bring the thumb and the first finger together and place your wrists on your knees.

Palms are facing upwards.

Place Jalandhara bandha (chin lock) on – by looking up and stretching the front of the neck, then dipping down the chin to stretch up the back of the neck, and then pulling your chin in.

Lift the chest, close your eyes and focus on your breathing.

Stay focused on your breath for at least 10 breaths.

When you are ready, open the eyes and blink a few times.

Then inhale as you bring your head up and look around.