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The full Lotuspose or Padmasana is a great hip opener, and I use it as a preparation for anything that requires open hips in any rotation axis/direction. When using it as hip opener, it’s very important to do both sides. This pose should not hurt in any way, not in knees and not as an uncomfortable pressure on thighs. Strive to be able to form the lotus without using hands. I can do it on the side with right foot first, but not the other yet, since I’ve neglected the other side until I’ve adopted the both sides matter mindset.
Sitting in lotus pose with eagle arms is also known as strong sitting. It helps concentration and cures misophonia, sense of entitlement, control behavior and helps overcome fear on missing out when conducting a digital detox.
It is one of the first arm balances practiced in Ashtanga yoga, making a good foundation for any other non-invert arm balance, including bhujapidasana, lolasana and L-sit. Also known as tolasana or scales pose.
A very challenging variation, which can be formed in two way, one or the other might be more accessible depending on core strength, invert balance and hip mobility. You can either form the lotus in air, or before pressing into the headstand. A wall is of great use for initial practice.
Third Eye chakra 💜
The sixth chakra is the Third eye or Ajna chakra. Color is purple blue or indigo. The Pineal Gland deep inside the brain is associated with the Ajna chakra. A healthy third eye and pineal gland means good intuition, imagination, curiosity, concentration and proper sleep patterns. The most common affliction in the pineal gland is calcification.
Ways to improve pineal gland health and open the third eye is meditation, uninterruptible self-time, digital detox, focus energy between your eyes and imagine visiting celestial and ancient holy places during meditation.
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