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The Lotus Position (Sanskrit: पद्मासन [pɐd̪mɑːs̪ɐn̪ɐ], is a cross-legged sitting asana originating in meditative practices of ancient India, in which the feet are placed on the opposing thighs. It is an established asana, commonly used for meditation, in the Hindu Yoga, Jain and Buddhist contemplative traditions. The asana is said to resemble a lotus, to encourage breathing proper to associated meditative practice, and to foster physical stability.

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Leg pain in retreats and even zen short sessions

I've never had a problem with sleepiness, and I only get impatient when sitting on my own. But oh that leg pain is something else. Does anyone have any advice from a Zen perspective - not ...
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Lotus position right knee floating?

This isn't a Buddhist question per se, maybe better placed in a yoga or Taoist thread but anywhere here I go: When I am in the lotus position (classic right leg over left leg as instructed in all ...