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How to Grow a Lotus: Padmasana Workshop

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Join Mark Horner for an in-depth workshop exploration of the important yogic seat of padmasana. Includes a complete guided Hatha practice that prepares the body to comfortably approach this vital yet often challenging pose. Download now or watch online!

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At first glance, padmasana, or Lotus pose, appears to be a fairly simple asana. Basically, you sit and cross your legs. However, this highly important posture is so much more than just sitting, and can be difficult for both new and experienced practitioners.

Plant the Seed

Pranamaya’s padmasana video course is an in-depth workshop from master teacher Mark Horner. In a 15 minute lecture and 90 minute guided practice, Mark prepares you to approach and rest in the pose of full padmasana.


This pose allows for deep energetic opening and is an ideal asana for pranayama and meditation. Many of us carry tension and stiffness in our hips, groin, ankles, and knees. Our padmasana video course will help you strengthen and stretch these areas. Through a focus on joint mobilizations and a combination of postures and movement you will learn to prepare your body for full padmasana.

Let it Grow

Over time, use of this workshop will allow better understanding and access to the pose. The stability and strength it brings to the spine makes it an ideal posture for meditation and introspection and will deepen your daily practice.

This important, yet challenging, pose is a foundational asana for any yoga practice. Learn proper technique and ease your way into it with our padmasana video course from Mark Horner. His lecture and guided practice will help you explore this grounding, balancing posture.

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Lotus for the first time! Review by Paulo
This video helped me a the first time I really did it on the left side...AMAZING!! I recommend it to everyone...Namaste. (Posted on 1/4/2011)
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Mark Horner is a Master yoga teacher who is well known in the San Francisco area, where he has been teaching yoga for almost twenty years. He has studied for over ten years under the prolific Zhander Remete, who created Shadow Yoga. This form of yoga has become an integral part of Mark’s teachings, which you can find in our  online selection of Mark Horner yoga Videos. Mark also spent a considerable amount of time learning the philosophy of Advaita Vedanta, which was transmitted by the Indian sage Nisargadatta Maharaj and focuses on finding oneness within the self as well as the fundamental divine nature of man.

With such an in-depth background in yoga, Mark comes well prepared to lead a prosperous yoga community in the Bay Area.

Mark’s Moksha Yoga Shala in Walnut Creek

About ten years ago, Mark founded Moksha Yoga Shala in the popular Walnut Creek area of California. Here, he leads teacher trainings, as well as classes in Shadow Yoga, in addition to the many retreats, workshops, and programs that he administers throughout North America. Whether in person or in our Mark Horner yoga Videos, you will discover in Mark’s teachings the great benefit of his clear, concise and thoughtful approach.  

Mark’s Diverse Background

Mark brings with him vast experience as a Certified Rolfer, as well as in classical piano, rock climbing, and the study of Ayurveda and Taoist Internal Arts. This means that he presents a unique mix of creative spirit and physical knowledge to his practice. In our Mark Horner yoga Videos, you will find that he underscores the importance of strengthening inner awareness through yoga as a means to living a better, more liberated life.

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