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Padma Parvatasana (Lotus Mountain Pose) – Benefits, Adjustment & Cautions

Padma Parvatasana – Benefits, Adjustment & Cautions

 Padma means Lotus and Parvat stands for Mountain. Padma Parvatasana is a variation of the Lotus Pose or Padmasana. It offers similar benefits.

Padma Parvatasana aims to balance the Swadhistana Chakra.

Here are the step by step instructions listed for you:

1.     Sit in Padmasana

2.     Relay your whole body

3.     Place your hands on the mat and support your weight

4.     Stand on your knees

5.     Find the balance

6.     Release your hands off the mat and into Pranam Mudra (Namasté)

7.     Gaze at one point

8.     Hold this position as long as comfortable

9.     Release your buttocks down and change the position of your legs

10.  Repeat for the same length of time

Note: To support your knees, you can place a towel/blanket on your mat

Benefits of Padma Parvatasana:

·       Develops a sense of balance

·       Aims to steady the body

·       Calms the mind

·       Directs the flow of prana from bottom to top

·       Relaxes the nervous system

·       Stimulates the digestive process



 Padma Parvatasana should be avoided in case of knee injuries.


To be sure that you practise an asana correctly, we recommend to participate in our Yoga Teacher Training Program.

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