from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A cross-legged sitting position used in yoga.
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- n. a cross-legged sitting posture; a meditative position in Hinduism and Buddhism, also used in yoga and sexual intercourse
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- n. a sitting position with the legs crossed; used in yoga
Translation of Sanskrit padmāsanam : padmaḥ, lotus + āsanam, sitting posture (from its resemblance to a lotus).(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)