Ardha Padmasana – Half Lotus Pose, How To Do, Benefits, Dosha Effects

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By Dr Raghuram Y.S. MD (Ay) & Dr Manasa, B.A.M.S

In Ardha Padmasana, the practitioner assumes the shape half that of padmasana i.e. lotus pose and hence the name.

Ardha – half
Padma – lotus
Asana – pose

It is a cross legged sitting posture. It is a common pose used in meditation, prayers to maintain a proper breathing. People who cannot do lotus pose comfortably can try doing half lotus pose. It is one of the highly recommended breathing exercises.

It is an intermediate variation of the lotus pose. This pose is often used for meditation. It is said to be an effective hip opener.
Read – Padmasana Lotus Pose, How to do, Benefits, Side Effects, Ayurveda View

Preparation for Ardha Padmasana

  • Ardha Padmasana shall be done on empty stomach.
  • Empty bladder and bowel before doing the asana.
  • It is preferably done early morning. If it is not possible to perform during day time, one shall do it in…

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