Benefits of Doing Padmasana Daily

Padmasana is a great yoga pose for strengthening lower body and providing several health benefits.

Chanchal Sengar
Written by: Chanchal SengarUpdated at: Oct 05, 2022 11:56 IST
Benefits of Doing Padmasana Daily

Yoga is an ancient practice that helps in aligning the mind and body. There are thousands of yoga asanas that perform different functions and provide benefits to the system. In this article, we will specifically talk about Padmasana or lotus pose. Padma(lotus) and asana(pose) means a yoga pose that replicates a lotus flower. This is the beginning pose for many other yoga asanas and hence, it holds importance in the yoga sequences. Padmasana is extremely great for your mind and body. Scroll down to read more benefits.

Strengthens the knees

Padmasana is great for strengthening knee joints. If you have weak knees or knee pain, you must perform this asana daily for ten minutes at least. Since knee wear and tear happens with age, doing padmasana daily and reduce the risk of knee degeneration. Besides, this is also said to be effective for arthritis prevention.

Calms down the mind

Stress as become an inevitable part where every second person is stressed. This gives rise to anxiety and other mental disorders. Doing padmasana daily(preferably in the morning) can ease stress levels and make you feel more active and energetic. You can also do this when you feel restless.

Benefits of Doing Padmasana Daily

Boosts energy

It is more beneficial to do Padmasana on an empty stomach in the morning. This will keep you energetic throughout the day. Sitting in the position of Padmasana removes physical and mental fatigue. Along with this, the level of energy also increases by doing Padmasana. 

Improves sleep and aids insomnia

If you have trouble sleeping or are dealing with insomnia, you must do padmasana as it is great to improve mental health and regulate sleep patterns. Since this lotus pose yoga alleviates stress, it can help you fall asleep faster and enjoy a sound sleep through the night. It is preferred that you try to remain calm, eat healthy and follow best sleep practices for the night.

Improves digestion

Digestion is utmost important for overall health as your stomach can be a breeding ground for many illnesses including indigestion, acidity, gas and constipation. Doing padmasana can regulate bowel movements and improve digestion.

Benefits of Doing Padmasana

Apart from the aforesaid benefits, doing Padmasana also reduces muscle tension making your thighs, knees and legs strong. This improves the flexibility of the lower body which can prevent joint pain in the long run.

How to do Padmasana

Here is the step-by-step guide to do Padmasana:

  • Place a yoga mat on the ground and sit on it with your legs stretched forward.
  • Keep your back and spine straight.
  • Now slightly bend your right knee and place the right foot on the left thigh.
  • Now do the same with your left leg. Bend the left knee and place the left foot on the right thigh.
  • Now place both your palms on the knees. 
  • You can also make a hand mudra.
  • Take a deep breath and hold your breath for 10 seconds then release.
  • Repeat this step 15 times.
  • You can practice Padmasana for as long as you want.

People with knee pain, leg injuries, arthritis, leg surgery or hip surgery should avoid during Padmasana.

Image credits- freepik