After trying the Lotus, I noted that if you are short and are not accustom in performing stretch exercises that make the body limber, you might have difficulty performing the action to its fullest. Therefore, before you try this yoga method you will need to conduct a few exercises to loosen up the body.
Lotus includes the full lotus, half lotus, and perfect posture, easy cross-legged, kneeling, etc. The full lotus position requires that you sit in the floor, posture straight, and then stretch the legs in front of you. Next, you will bend the right knee and position the foot readying it to rest on the right thigh. The left leg follows pursuit. Once you are positioned, the heels should be resting against the abdominal. The palms of the hands should follow, by resting them on the upper knee area, and circling the thumbs and pointing finger. In position, the posture must always remain straight.
Many people may find this method difficult, which brings in the half lotus. The half lotus is similar, only the left knee is bent, and rests beneath the right thigh and as close to the rear as feasible. The right knee bends, and places the right foot at the top section of the right thigh. The knees are to rest on the floor at all times.
To perform lotus and half lotus we recommend that you perform stretch exercises to make the body supple. In the meantime, you can perform yoga, such as the cross leg position. The cross leg requires that you sit in the floor, posture straight and with the legs in front of you, start to cross them. The knees should be rested on the ground and in alignment with the trunk, neck, and head. Make sure the feet are beneath the knees. Now, rest the palms of your hands (Down) on the tips of your knees. Keep the posture straight.
The goal of lotus is to teach you to relax the mind and body while working toward healing. The posture becomes your symbol in that you stabilize the posture while securely sitting upright and keeping the body motionless for ten minutes or longer without feeling uncomfortable.
The; posture sets the foundation for mediation. Once you straighten the posture, you will begin yoga by focusing on your breathing. The goal is to achieve natural breathing habits. You should never control or force your breathing, rather allow your natural breathing to control you. When focusing on breathing learn to breathe through the nose. You will need to permit your breathing to flow naturally, steady, and according to your minds will to permit breathing. You mind will start to relax. Never interrupt breathing patterns during yoga.
Next, you will start the mediation process. The goal is to focus and become aware by focusing on a single object of choice. Once you are prepared, you will next image hymns, sounds, images, etc. You can also become aware of external or internal environments, and allow the mind to focus on the moment. Once in position allow the mind to function at its own will without interrupted thoughts that flow freely.
Move to your attitude. In this moment, you will learn to allow your thoughts to roam. Instead of suppressing relentless thoughts that rush through your mind, allow them to roam freely. The notion is to become comfortable with your discomforts. Once you allow the thoughts to flow at their own will, you can then focus on mediation. Finally, allow your spiritual flowers bloom as they unfold before you eyes.