A common cross-legged position is with the lower legs folded towards the body, crossing each other at the ankle or calf, with both ankles on the floor, sometimes with the feet tucked under the knees or thighs. The position is known in several European languages as tailor style, from the traditional working posture of tailors; compare tailor's bunion. It is also named after various plains-dwelling nomads: in English Indian style, in many European languages "Turkish style", and in Japanese agura (胡座 The sitting style of non-Han ethnics (particularly Turks, Mongols and other Central Asians.)?). In yoga it is known as sukhasana.
The lotus position involves resting each foot on the opposite thigh so that the soles face upwards. If only one foot is brought into this position, it is called a half-lotus position. This position is common in yoga and meditation.
The Burmese position, named so because of its use in Buddhist sculptures in Burma, places both feet in front of the pelvis with knees bent and touching the floor to the sides. The heels are pointing toward pelvis or upward, and toes are pointed so that the tops of the feet lie on the ground. This looks similar to the cross legged position, but the feet are not placed underneath the thigh of the next leg, therefore the legs do not cross. Instead, one foot is placed in front of the other. This is a popular sitting alternative for those less comfortable with the use of the Lotus or half Lotus positions in meditation and yoga.
Zazen, the Japanese word for "sitting meditation", is a form of meditation rather than a particular posture. During zazen, practitioners may assume a lotus, half-lotus, Burmese, or seiza position.
("sitting" from wikipedia)
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holmertz (38851) 2012-04-20 8:40
This is an interesting and amusing composition with fine graphic qualities. The patterns of the ground in different tones of grey make a fine contrast to the two crossed legs, cut of by the blurred waste basket.
bona (12395) 2012-04-20 9:22
a so simple daily action and you wrote a fantastic note about this body position. Thanks for it.
The photo is nice, love the B&W and the point ov view focusing on the crossed leg. I like the floor textures too.
ciakgiak (30407) 2012-04-20 9:32
immagine inusuale e per questo molto attraente, gran POV e perfetta scelta dell'inquadratura, bella la conversione in bn.
Un caro saluto
mauro61 (52623) 2012-04-20 11:30
un buon colpo d'occhio e una immagine particoare nel suo B&W.
Gambe che spuntano protagoniste dell'immagine,
una buona serata
ourania (28576) 2012-04-20 11:34
ωραία και ενδιαφέρουσα ματιά σε μια καθημερινή σκηνή με ένα ανθρώπινο χαρακτηριστικό απομονωμένο σε ένα σχεδόν γραφιστικό περιβάλλον. Υπάρχει η αίσθηση της αναμονής σε αυτή τη στιγμή που μοιάζει αποκομμένη από τη ροή του χρόνου. Μοιάζει ένα παιχνίδι, ένα φωτογραφικό κρυφτό. Μπράβο και ευχαριστώ!
Να είσαι καλά, καλό Σαββατοκύριακο,
Sonata11 (33203) 2012-04-20 20:55
what a interesting captured of this cross-legs and a very interesting informative note. For this image you chosen beautifully B&W color. Great focuse on those legs and blurred waste basket. Well done. Like it.
All the best and have a nice WE,
timecapturer (46655) 2012-04-21 3:41
have to admire the originality here. Fascinating textures and elements that work so well in this medium. A distinctive and imaginative presentation. Bravo!
Regards - Brian.
rbassin (17005) 2012-04-21 3:44
Une prise de vue intéressante et faite avec originalité.
C'est ben vu
dkmurphys (47798) 2012-04-22 1:00
Interesting scene, an artistic urban capture. Good work, have a lovely day.
- Copyright: Vasilis Protopapas (vasilpro) (40881)
- Genre: Gens
- Medium: Noir & blanc
- Date Taken: 2012-04-19
- Categories: Vie quotidienne, Moment décisif
- Camera: Nikon D90, Nikon AF-S VR 18-105mm f/3.5 - 5.6G ED, B+W 67mm Skylight Filter
- Exposition: f/5.6, 1/400 secondes
- More Photo Info: view
- Versions: version originale
- Thème(s): Athens - Pireaus (Attica prefecture) [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2012-04-20 8:21