Definition of padmasana in English:

padmasana

(also padmasan, padmaasana)

noun

  • A cross-legged posture, in which each foot is placed sole upwards on the thigh of the opposite leg; the lotus posture.

Origin

Early 19th century; earliest use found in William Ward (1769–1823), missionary in India and journalist. From Sanskrit padmāsana lotus seat from padma + āsana.

Pronunciation

padmasana

/padˈmɑːsənə/