Re: Best way to achieve lotus position
- <What is the best way to work up to doing a lotus position in
Ponti, I always thought you could either do the lotus position or you
couldn't. I've always have been able to, so never had to work up to
it. I find it comfortable and relaxing. Sitting like an Indian
without feet crossed over comes close. Once you do that I imagine
stretching exercises would be beneficial. If you carry any extra
weight, that may interfer.
The position isn't as important as the meditative process. Just find
the best position for you and use it.
Top of the mornin, to everyone! Let's all wear green when we meditate
today to celebrate St. Pat's.
Bob, did I ever mention my mother's maiden name was Rose? Maybe we
are related. Who knows?
- Gently and gradually. Just "sitting" is a technique itself. It's
helpful to close your eyes and try to visualize yourself in Lotus.
Also to begin by crossing your legs at the ankle and slowly working up
to placing just one foot on the opposite thigh first. It's most
important to go at your own pace, be of good cheer, and listen to and
honor your body always. Another tip: keep the spine as straight as
comfortably possible, without rigidity, and be sure the head is
"floating" above the body, and breathe into the area you are trying to
stretch. Good Luck and Peace -- Bette Rose
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> What is the best way to work up to doing a lotus position in