Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Padmasana

Padmasana Yoga Benefits
Padmasana Yoga Pose

Benefits of  Padmasana


  • Maintains balanced flow of energy through the body.
  • Very useful in the practice of ashtanga yoga as one can sit comfortably for a long stretch of time maintaining awareness.
  • This asana applies pressure to the lower spine which has a relaxing effect on the nervous system.
  • The coccygeal and sacral nerves are toned as the blood that flow to the legs is redirected to the abdominal region stimulating also stimulating the digestive process.
  • Calms the brain.
  • Stimulates the pelvis, spine, abdomen, and bladder.
  • Stretches the ankles and knees.
  • Eases menstrual discomfort.
  • Consistent practice of this pose until late into pregnancy is said to help ease childbirth.
  • Traditional texts say that Padmasana destroys all disease and awakens kundalini.

Contraindications:


  • Ankle injury
  • Knee injury
  • Sciatica
  • Padmasana is considered to be an intermediate to advanced pose. Do not perform this pose without sufficient prior experience or unless you have the supervision of an experienced teacher.
  • Sacral infection
  • Severe arthritis
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