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A status of Shiva in the Lotus position. The statue is in Bangalore, India
Tanumânasî kapalabhati
A yoga teacher meditating in the Lotus position.

The lotus position (Sanskrit: Padmasanam) is a cross-legged sitting position which is common in meditative practices of Hinduism. It is a part of the Hindu Yoga tradition. The position is said to resemble a lotus plant and to encourage proper breathing and to be helpful for physical stability.

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