Always make sure you are rotating from the hip and not the knee.
Practise with awareness and patience – Lotus pose is not suitable for all people’s bodies. Your bone structure may mean another seated pose is a better option for you. For more about this read Tension versus compression in yoga.
Both beginners and experienced students need to take extra care of the knees in this pose. Flex the foot and push out through the ball of the foot to help protect the knees
As we talked about in beginners’ tips above, Lotus pose is not suitable for certain people’s skeletons and so another variation or pose should be used such as Cross-legged Pose / Sukhasana which can provide the same benefits.
Substitute with another seated pose if you have any problems with your knees or ankles.
Push down through the arms and lift your body off the floor into Scales Pose / Tolasana.
Reach the arms around the back to to clasp the opposite foot or forearms. Fold forward into Bound Lotus Pose / Baddha Padmasana.