Lotus Pose Instructions
1. Sit on the floor with both legs extended.
2. Bend your left knee and place your left foot on top of your right thigh. Repeat with the right leg.
3. Stay in lotus pose for 30 seconds to 1 minute, and then switch leg positions.
Relax, breathe deeply, drop the shoulders back and open the chest. Lengthen the spine, gaze forward, and place your hands on the knees.
From the Shop
The lotus pose stretches the hips, knees, ankles, and thighs, and lengthens the spine. This pose also calms the brain and reduces stress and anxiety.
Knee or ankle injury.
Preparatory, Complementary and Follow-Up Poses
Start with bound angle pose, hero pose or half lord of the fishes and then progress to lotus pose. Follow-up with downward facing dog or seated mountain pose.
Related Yoga Poses
Try these other yoga poses to relax and relieve stress and tension:
Revolved chair pose
Lord of the dance pose
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