Yoga A New Life Style ► 23 ►Baddh-Padmasana (Tied Lotus Posture)

Posted: 05.10.2017

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Baddh-Padmasana
(Tied Lotus Posture)

As mentioned earlier the base of Baddh-padmasana is Padmasana and this asana also belongs to the same family. This asana is also practiced sitting down. While assuming this asana, the body is tied (Bandh) with both hands that's why it is known as Baddh-padmasana.

 

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Baddh-padmasana (Tied Lotus Posture)

Mthod

Assume Padmasana. Take right hand around back and get it to hold right toe. Now take left hand around back and get it to hold left toe. Keep spine and neck erect. Inhale and hold breath. Chest will expand. Hold breath as long as it is comfortable. Exhale and hold breath as long as it is comfortable. Focus sight at the tip of nose.


Duration

Maintain the following breathing pattern during practice of Baddh-padmasana:

Inhale for five seconds. Hold breath for five seconds. Exhale for five seconds. Four such cycles are possible in one minute. Practice this asana for three minutes every day. Time can be extended if meditation is practiced in this asana. One can perform this asana for 14 to 30 minutes, after mastering. Once perfected asana can be assumed from fourteen to thirty minutes. Inhalation and exhalation should be deep and slow when it is to be practiced for a longer time.


Other Benefits

Diseases like diabetes, constipation and weak digestion can be improved. Worms in stomach are egested. Pain in shoulders, elbows, ankles and toes can be relieved.

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Title: Yoga A New Life Style
Author:
Muni Kishan Lal
Translator: Smt. Mickey Singh
Editor: Dr Abha
Publisher: B. Jain Publishers Pvt. Ltd.
Edition: 2017, 1st edition

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