Padmasana (Lotus Pose) -
Sit on the floor with legs stretched forward. Keep your back straight.
Bend the right leg and place the right foot on the left thigh.
Bring the foot as close to the body as possible.
Now place the left foot on the right thigh close to your body.
Stretch your arms and place your hands on the knees with palms facing upwards.
Assume Chin Mudhra by letting your index finger lightly touch the tip of your thumb. The remaining fingers should remain stretched.
Opens up the hips
Stretches the ankles and knees
Calms the brain
Increases awareness and attentiveness
Keeps the spine straight
Helps develop good posture
Eases menstrual discomfort and sciatica
Helps keeps joints and ligaments flexible
Stimulates the spine, pelvis, abdomen, and bladder
Restores energy levels