Gupta Padmasana requires hip flexibility. This asana has a positive influence upon the entire spine. Especially good for a rounded back. This asana is also called the “Hidden lotus” as the feet are hidden under the body.
This asana makes the legs more supple and helps us in sitting in Padmasana for longer periods. It corrects the postural alignment of the spine.
Swadhisthana chakra is stimulated in this asana. The sacral chakra is instrumental in developing flexibility in our life. Motivated by pleasure, it’s the driving force for the enjoyment of life through the senses. Whether it’s auditory, through taste, touch, or sight. A balanced swadhisthana allows us to feel the world around and in us. And it is the foundation of our feeling of well-being.
Stretch your lower back and drop the torso lower.
Avoid incase of pain in the hips, knees or shoulders. Skip, when there are cervical spine problems.
Padmasana is the basic requirement in many postures. But, if you are unable to sit in lotus, you can sit crossed leg or keep the legs straight, depending on the asana. Like, we have said again and again, Yoga is for every body. But, it is not “One size fits all.” Thus, feel free to explore and try variations. Do what’s best for your body!! 🙂 🙂
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