padmasana sit in the Dandasana (staff pose) with spine straight and legs
extended in front of you. Then fold the right knee, put the right ankle on
to the left thigh, and then pulls the left ankle over the folded right leg
and places it on the right thigh. Take hold of both feet and ease them
further in toward your groin, aiming for a balanced, symmetrical position.
The head, neck and spine must be straight in Padmasana. Place the hands on
the knees with the fingers depicting the holy sign, as in Chin or Jnana
Mudra. Close the eyes and concentrate on your normal breathing. Sit in
this posture as long as you can. Many other asanas and yogic procedures
can be practiced while sitting in this asana as it is one of the basic
According to the traditional texts Padmasana destroys all disease and
awakens kundalini energy (one’s dormant spiritual energy). It calms the
mind. It stimulates the pelvis, spine, abdomen, and bladder and stretches
the ankles and knees. In women it alleviates menstrual discomfort and
sciatica and helps ease childbirth.