Gupta Padmasana (Hidden Lotus Pose)

Getting into the Pose

  1. Start in padmasana (lotus pose).
  2. Place your hands on the floor in front of your knees, lean onto your arms, lift your buttocks, and rise onto your toes.
  3. Gradually lower the front side of your body to lie down on your belly.
  4. Rest your chin on the floor.
  5. Bring your palms together behind your back. Your fingers can point downward or upward in a hand gesture (mudra). If possible, touch the back of your head with your middle fingers.
  6. Close your eyes and relax your entire body.

Returning to the Starting Position

  • Return to the starting position, cross your legs the opposite way, and repeat the asana.


  • Breathe normally and without restraint while in the final position.


  • Hold the pose for a comfortable duration.


  • Physical awareness on the relaxation of your entire body, your mind, and your breath.
  • Spiritual awareness on anahata chakra (heart center).


  • Helps correct postural defects in the spine, making it beneficial for achieving better posture.
  • Can serve as a relaxation pose, promoting feelings of peace, stability, and emotional balance

Variation for Relaxation

  • For complete relaxation, rest your hands on the floor beside your body with your palms facing upward.
  • Alternatively, your hands can be turned to one side, allowing one cheek to rest on the floor. After a while, gently turn your head to the other side for an equal amount of time.
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