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fJim

@Arun..re" Curtis..yes, Arun. Of course there is a branch where this pose is the starting pose. I don't think that sheds any light on what Curtis was concerned about. Thank you though

A-Ron

I wonder why my legs would start itching a minute after I'm sitting in the lotus pose

Arun

@Curtis. Actually, there is a branch of asanas and Padmasana is the starting pose.

Curtis

There's so much preparation to do this pose correctly that this post is probably going to hurt everybody who tried it. The way of going into the pose is a little different than above. Lotus isn't for the advanced it is the advanced.

bex

Madalina, if you bear the dicomfort for just a minute or two, you will find that it will abate. The skin is not breaking but at first that is the sensation you will have.
good luck

Madalina

What could I do to stop the tops of my feet from hurting when placed against the opposite thigh? It's like the skin is breaking and I can't hold the pose, even if I am open enough... :|

Reba

Surprisingly this pose came easily to me. Buy as a young gymnast I have flexible lega in the first place. Is this pose usable for meditation. It keeps me focused

Jake

Thanks for the comments on the ankles, I struggle with Lotus and can never hold it for long without a large amount of pain. I will focus instead on Virasana to increase my ankle flexibility and strength. Thanks again.

Chris

Initially I had problems with my ankles too, so I started practicing Virasana twice a day. As soon as you get comfortable in Virasana, your ankle problems during Padmasana should disappear as well.

Chris

Initially I had problems with my ankles too, so I started practicing Virasana twice a day. As soon as you get comfortable in Virasana, your ankle problems during Padmasana should disappear as well.

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