HOW TO GET INTO LOTUS POSE
I don’t know about you, but I had a super stressful and crazy hectic week! A few friends mentioned the same thing. Weeks like this really emphasize the importance of yoga practice to me. I can deal. If I don’t keep up with my meditation practice, I can’t deal at all. Lotus pose is meant for a meditation. Ha. Usually I meditate in sukasanna – I can barely sit in lotus pose for five minutes. Everyone’s different, though. When I had regularly practiced yoga for a while and started working toward lotus I just wasn’t there. Chris, on the other hand, hardly ever does yoga but can hop his super strong legs into lotus without even using his hands. If you’re not ready for lotus today, a sequence warming up for this seated bind is a really good stress reliever because it works into your hips. If you are ready, here’s a great sequence for how to get into lotus pose.
The following sequence is pretty low-impact. Before starting, make sure you are really warm already. A great warmup can include some standing forward folds, chair, high lunge with a twist, and downdog/updog flow. You could even do some sun salutations.
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