Baddha Padmasana (locked lotus pose)
Yogi Swatmarama says: "ordinary people cannot achieve padmasana, Only the few wise ones can." What does he mean by that 😂? He means the average person. Of course, if you look around you will find that very few people can perform padmasana, and only those who are regular practitioners of yoga can maintain the posture for long periods of time. If you keep the legs supple you will be able to do it.
In order to raise the prana, one should practice uddiyana, jalandhara and Moola Bandhas ( maha Bandha). 'Rsising the prana' means to draw up the energy which normally flows downward and outward. The purpose of Hatha yoga is to reverse the free flowing downward movement of Apana and the upward movement of Prana, do that one can hold the apana before it flows out and the prana before it moves up, within the area of Samana, the navel region. This cause a pranic reaction and a more potent energy is created which rises through Sushumna.
Padmasana alone is not enough to induce this 'rise of prana', therefore, Pranayama, Bandha and Mudra have to be incorporated.
1. Padmasana is the 'destroyer of disease'.
2. It brings about changes in the metabolic structure and brain patterns and this helps create balance in the whole system.
3. IT also presses and stimulates the acupuncture meridians of the stomach, gallbladder, spleen, kidneys and liver.
4. IT tones the sacral and coccygeal nerves by supplying them with an increased flow of blood.
5. This is also helpful for people with emotional and nervous disorders.
People with sciatica or sacral infections should not do Padmasana until the problem is alleviated.
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