from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A sitting position used in yoga and certain forms of Buddhist meditation, in which the legs are crossed, with each foot resting on the opposite thigh.
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cross- legged sitting posture; a meditativeposition in Hinduismand Buddhism, also used in yogaand sexual intercourse
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- noun a sitting position with the legs crossed; used in yoga
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
[Translation of Sanskrit padmāsanam : padmaḥ, lotus + āsanam, sitting posture (from its resemblance to a lotus).]
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