Meditation is the science of controlling the emotions and thoughts of the mind. It involves large amounts of concentration, clarity of thought and focusing techniques. Meditation also includes different types of postures of the body, which can aid the thought control process. Amongst these postures, the half lotus and the full lotus positions are the ones that are most frequently used. This posture may look easy and aesthetic but in reality, it is a very difficult one to maintain for a long time. The position involves crossing and folding both the legs; the foot is rested on top of the opposing thigh facing outwards and slightly tilted upward. The upper body is held erect and the hands are folded and placed in the gap between the folded legs. This aesthetically beautiful posture resembles a lotus in full bloom. In this posture, there is tremendous strain on the entire lower body – thighs, ankles, foot, toes, outer part of the legs that rests on the floor, etc. Beginners cannot even place the foot on the opposing thighs, even if the manage it; they lose balance within a few seconds, experiencing excruciating pain all the time.