Full Lotus Yoga Pose

Full Lotus Yoga Pose


A yoga pose where the legs are crossed and the feet are placed on top of the opposite thighs, with the hands resting on the knees or in a mudra position. This pose is known for its ability to increase flexibility and promote relaxation.

Muscle Group

Equipment Required

Full Lotus Yoga Pose Instructions

  1. Start by sitting on the floor with your legs extended in front of you.
  2. Bend your right knee and place your right foot on top of your left thigh, as close to your hip as possible.
  3. Bend your left knee and place your left foot on top of your right thigh, as close to your hip as possible.
  4. Place your hands on your knees and sit up tall, lengthening your spine.
  5. Breathe deeply and hold the pose for several breaths.
  6. To release the pose, gently straighten your legs and come back to a seated position.

Full Lotus Yoga Pose Form & Visual

Full Lotus Yoga Pose

Full Lotus Yoga Pose Benefits

  • Increases flexibility in the hips, knees, and ankles
  • Strengthens the core muscles
  • Improves posture and alignment
  • Calms the mind and reduces stress
  • Stimulates the digestive and reproductive systems
  • Enhances overall physical and mental well-being

Full Lotus Yoga Pose Muscles Worked

  • Glutes
  • Quadriceps
  • Hamstrings
  • Hip flexors
  • Abdominals
  • Lower back muscles
  • Shoulders
  • Chest

Full Lotus Yoga Pose Variations & Alternatives

  • Half Lotus Yoga Pose
  • Bound Lotus Yoga Pose
  • Lotus Headstand Yoga Pose
  • Lotus Forward Bend Yoga Pose
  • Revolved Lotus Yoga Pose