Ardha Padmasana, “Ardha” means one part or half, “Padma” represents the Lotus and the asana means pose or posture.
Half Lotus Pose is a seated posture that opens the hips and extends the knees and ankles. This is a variation of the traditional seated meditation posture, the Lotus pose (Padmasana), which is more suitable for students with less flexibility in the lower body.
The first cross-legged position to try is a very basic Easy pose (Sukhasana). When you become very comfortable in this situation, you can start working on Half Lotus. When you are hot it is best to practice this mudra at the end of a yoga session.
If you also want to complete this asana, read on to know a step by step guide to do. This article gives you the right way of Ardha Padmasana, the health benefits of Ardha Padmasana and the precautions to be taken while practicing it.