The lotus is the national flower of India and Vietnam, due to its popularity as well as its spiritual significance and cultural symbolism. Prominently present in Buddhism and Hinduism religions, the lotus has long been associated with many legends, myths and divine connotations, highly regarded as one of the world’s more mystical natural creations. For some, the lotus symbolizes ultimate perfection, spiritual enlightenment and relates to the ability of our souls to expand.
As our souls grow, we are in a better position to welcome the purity and beauty of life with a clear and higher consciousness.
In This Life or The Next
Buddhists believe that the lotus is representative of the cause and effect principle. Shedding its seeds while simultaneously blooming, the lotus actualizes the belief that every action or thought will cause an effect or reaction, which will be experienced or felt in this life or in one of our future lives.
Purity and Rebirth
Recognized as a beautiful flower that emerges from the bottom of murky and unclean pond, the lotus radiates and remains magnificent as it continues to flourish in a space of dirt and mud. As such it is acknowledged as a flower associated with purity and the ability aid us in our path to spiritual enlightenment. In Hinduism, the Lotus is identified as the flower of fertility, spirituality, prosperity and beauty.
The Lotus Pose
Arguably one of the most recognizable yoga poses, the Lotus pose offers a series of holistic benefits including stimulating the lymphatic system, releasing emotional blockages in the hips and helping us get grounded by connect us with our root chakras.