Advantages of Padmasana:
(1) This asana is useful for Japa, Pranayama, Dharana (Retention or Concentration), Dhyana (Meditation) and Samadhi (Self-realisation).
(2) This asana stimulates the endocrine glands.
(3) This asana is useful to cure diseases like asthma, insomnia and hysteria. It is greatly beneficial to the persons suffering from insomnia.
(4) This asana relieves the body of its excessive fat and it increases the vitality.