Yoga Pose: Half Lotus (Ardha Padmāsana)

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  • Half Lotus

  • Ardha Padmāsana

  • ardha = half
  • padma = lotus
  • āsana = posture
  • Category:
    Seated / Neutral
  • Difficulty:
  • Description:

    From a seated position, bend one knee and bring the ankle to the crease of the opposite hip so the sole of the foot faces the sky. Bend the other knee, and cross the ankle beneath the opposite knee. Place the hands on the thighs or knees and keep the spine straight.

  • Benefits:

    Opens the hips and stretches the knees and ankles. Strengthens the back and calms the mind, reduces stress and anxiety. Improves circulation and blood flow in the pelvis.