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Benefits of Padmasana:
Padmasana has several benefits that help in enhancing physical, mental and spiritual health. Some of them are:
1. Benefits of Padmasana for Managing Diabetes:
Kumar et al. 2017 mention the study involving 20 patients with diabetes (increased glucose level) subjected to 40 days of yoga, involving Padmasana as one of the postures, showed a decrease in glucose levels and increase s in insulin levels.
2. Benefits of Padmasana for Knee Pain:
Padmasana helps in diminishing the pain of leg and knee joints related to Arthritis (swelling of joints). It also helps in delaying the process of Genu valgum (a condition where knees touch each other while ankles remain apart) caused by arthritis.
3. Benefits of Padmasana in Maintaining Stability
The lotus posture helps in distributing the pressure on the lower spine, thus allowing the body to be steady for a longer time. It helps in securing the base of the body by gripping the trunk and head.
4. Benefits of Padmasana in Digestion:
Padmasana helps in relieving constipation and improves the digestive process. The usual blood flow to the legs is diverted to the abdominal region, aiding digestion.The improvement in digestive process may help in maintaining body weight.
5. Benefits of Padmasana for calming the Nervous System
Padmasana may help in stabilizing the body. Once the body is stabilized, the mind becomes calm. This posture relieves the tight muscles surrounding the spine, thus helping to relax and flushes out the negative thoughts of the mind, which may help in calming the nervous system.
6. Benefits of Padmasana for Singers
Padmasana or lotus pose is a spine-lengthening asana which may aid in providing balanced posture to the individuals. Singers are recommended to have balanced postures for healthy singing. Improper body alignment might affect lungs restricting overall freedom of voice.
7. Other benefits of Padmasana:
It may reduce muscular tension by relieving the tight muscle tissues of the body.
It may help in opening the hips which can lead to decrease in the load and overuse of the spine.
It may help in lubricating the knees.
It may tone the abdominal region.
It may help in keeping three humours of body namely, wind, bile, and phlegm, in proportion. A change proportion of these humours is the root cause of many diseases like cough, asthma and gastric disorders.
It may help in managing stress.
It may help in increasing the focus and concentration of an individual, especially the students preparing for exams.
It may also help in toning the sacral nerve.
Before starting yoga, always consult a qualified doctor who can assess your physical condition correctly and advise accordingly. Moreover, it is necessary to practice and learn yoga under the supervision of a trained yoga teacher to avoid any injuries.