Padmasana or lotus position is a cross-legged sitting asana originating in meditative practices of ancient India, in which each foot is placed on the opposite thigh. It is an ancient asana, predating hatha yoga, and is commonly used for meditation, in the Yoga, Hindu, Tantra, Jain, and Buddhist contemplative traditions.
Posture is the position of the Buddha in which Buddha holds his body when standing, sitting,walking, running and sleeping.
According to the modern practice there are two kinds of posture to hold your body. Dynamic posture and static posture.
Dynamic posture is how you hold yourself when you are moving, like when you are walking, running, or bending over to pick up something.
Static posture is how you hold yourself when you are not moving, like when you are .
Mother Tara sincerely and with strong faith, will protect us from all obstacles and fulfill all our wishes. Since she is a wisdomBuddha, and since she is a manifestation of the completely purified wind element, Tara is able to help us very quickly.
Tara is our common mother, our Holy Mother. When we are young we turn to our worldly mother for help. She protects us from immediate dangers, provides us with all our .
Mandala, a Sanskrit word that means a circle and represents the wholeness. Mandalas are recognized generally by concentric circles and probably many other geometric figures.
Mandalas are the most admired and discussed symbol in Buddhism. These are the geometric designs intended to symbolize the universe, and the link is made to their use in Buddhist and Hindu practices.
The word mandala has two parts. The root word is Manda and -la is a suffix .
Buddhists pursue meditation as part of the path toward liberation from defilements (kleshas) and clinging and craving (upādāna), also called awakening, which results in the attainment of Nirvana, and includes a variety of meditation techniques such as:
- asubha bhavana ("reflections on repulsiveness")
- reflection on pratityasamutpada (dependent origination)
- sati (mindfulness) and anussati (recollections), including anapanasati (breath meditation)
- dhyana (developing an alert and luminous mind)
- the Brahma-viharas (loving-kindness and compassion)
These techniques aim to develop equanimity .