lotus position
noun Etymology: from the supposed resemblance of the position to a lotus blossom Date: 1953 a cross-legged sitting position used in yoga in which each foot is on the thigh of the opposite leg

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  • lotus position — lotus po.sition n [singular] a way of sitting, used especially in ↑yoga, in which you sit with your legs crossed and with each foot resting on the top of the opposite leg ▪ monks sitting in the lotus position …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • lotus position — ► NOUN ▪ a cross legged position for meditation, with the feet resting on the thighs …   English terms dictionary

  • lotus position — n. in yoga, an erect sitting posture with the legs crossed and with each foot, sole upturned, resting on the upper thigh of the opposite leg …   English World dictionary

  • Lotus position — The lotus position (Devanāgarī: पद्मासन; IAST: padmāsana ; Japanese: Nihongo| kekka fuza |結跏趺坐) is a cross legged sitting posture which originated in representations and meditative practices of ancient India. It is an established part of the… …   Wikipedia

  • lotus position — noun a sitting position with the legs crossed; used in yoga • Hypernyms: ↑position, ↑posture, ↑attitude • Part Holonyms: ↑yoga * * * ˈlotus position [lotus position] …   Useful english dictionary

  • lotus position — N SING: usu the N If someone doing meditation or yoga is in the lotus position, they are sitting with their legs crossed and each foot resting on top of the opposite thigh …   English dictionary

  • lotus position — noun a cross legged sitting posture; a meditative position in Hinduism and Buddhism, also used in yoga and sexual intercourse …   Wiktionary

  • lotus position — noun a cross legged position for meditation, with the feet resting on the thighs …   English new terms dictionary

  • lotus position — a standard seated posture for yoga, with legs intertwined, left foot over right thigh, and right foot over left thigh. [1960 65] * * * …   Universalium

  • lotus position — lo′tus posi tion n. ear a standard seated posture for yoga with legs intertwined, left foot over right thigh and right foot over left thigh …   From formal English to slang

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