Exercise-45: Ardha padamasana (the half lotus pose)
- Sit with feet stretched in front of the body.
- Fold left leg and place left foot beside the right thigh.
- Fold right leg and place right foot on top of the left thigh.
- Keep back, neck and head straight.
Persons suffering from sciatica or sacral infections should avoid practicing this asana.
Same as for padamasana but at a reduced level.
This asana should be preferred to sukhasana since alternative placing of each foot in the elevated position will help prepare for padamasana and other classical meditative postures.