Ashtanga Yoga: Primary Series

3 Primary Series Yoga Videos to learn how to do Lotus Pose

Leslie Perryman • May 13, 2015
How To Deepen your Lotus Position and Open your Hips
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1. How To Deepen your Lotus Position and Open your Hips
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Getting into a tight lotus position will help many postures in the Ashtanga Yoga method. Learn how to safely enter a tight lotus by opening your hips even more, increasing the external rotation of the hips joints with Kino MacGregor.
2. Balancing Lotus Position
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A viewer from Taiwan asked me to share tips on how to get the legs through in Garba Pindasana, or Embryo in the Womb Pose. The student said that he felt like his legs were too big to get his hands through. Many people feel just like this. Check out the clip to see some tips and tricks on how find the space to wiggle your hands through in Garbha Pindasana.
3. Safely Get Into Full Lotus Position
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The key for beginners to safely get into Padmasana, or Full Lotus Pose, is to keep the knee joint as closed as possible while targeting as much rotation in the hip joints as possible.
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