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A sitting position used in yoga and certain forms of Buddhist meditation, in which the legs are crossed, with each foot resting on the opposite thigh.
[Translation of Sanskrit padmāsanam : padmaḥ, lotus + āsanam, sitting posture (from its resemblance to a lotus).]
(Hinduism) a seated cross-legged position used in yoga, meditation, etc
a standard seated posture for yoga with legs intertwined, left foot over right thigh and right foot over left thigh.
lotus position- Sitting with the feet resting on the thighs.
See also related terms for resting.
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|Noun||1.||lotus position - a sitting position with the legs crossed; used in yoga|
posture, attitude, position - the arrangement of the body and its limbs; "he assumed an attitude of surrender"
yoga - Hindu discipline aimed at training the consciousness for a state of perfect spiritual insight and tranquility that is achieved through the three paths of actions and knowledge and devotion