PADMASANA (Lotus Pose)
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At AYA, we are attempting to demystify any secrets and misgivings about Ashtanga Yoga.
The following article will try to provide comprehensive and neutral information from various subject-matter experts about Ashtanga Yoga Postures and Practices. We have called this 'Ashtanga Yoga Collection' Project. This project aims to become a ready-reckoner and a reference for yoga teachers and enthusiasts training in Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga. Although it is not an open forum, we invite participation from Ajarya Teachers as also yoga teachers from all over the world. All your submissions will be reviewed by our panel before they are published online.
- Pressure is applied to lower spine and breath slows down that may facilitate relaxation.
- Stimulates blood flow to spine, abdomen, pelvis and bladder.
- Helps to reduce fat in the thigh and heel.
- Relieves muscular tension that brings blood pressure under control.
- Helps preserve vital fluids of body.
- Stretches tendons and ligaments of knees and ankles.
- Tends to open the lower body that helps in menstrual pain and childbirth.
- Stretches deep buttock muscle (piriformis), tightness of this muscle may cause Piriformis syndrome and sciatic pain.
- Blood flow to legs is redirected to abdominal region which tones the coccygeal and sacral nerves; may improve the digestion.
Contributors to Padmasana
- piriform syndrome, mental and emotional issues, back pain, childbirth, menstrual pain, poor memory and concentration, poor digestion.
- The Lotus Pose has been demonstrated by Ms Niharika Raval, who is a part of Yoga Archanam Project at Surendranagar, Gujarat, India, pursuing PhD in Dance.
- The Padmasana Procedure has been provided by Sri Viral Raval, who is a part of Yoga Archanam Project at Surendranagar, Gujarat, India, pursuing PhD in Yoga
- The limitations and benefits of Padmasana been given by Ms Niharika Raval
- The Physiology of Padmasana been designed and provided by Dr E Amaravathi, a Master in Physiotherapy currently pursuing PhD in Yoga and also teaching at Ajarya Yoga Academy
- The Scientific Explanation and Clinical Significance (available only to registered Ajarya teachers) of Padmasana been provided by
Dr E Amaravathi,teaching currently at Ajarya Yoga Academy
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