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lotus position

noun [S] uk   us  
a way of sitting with your legs crossed and your feet resting on your thighs (= part of the leg above the knee), used especially in yoga
Translations of “lotus position”
in Chinese (Traditional) (尤指練瑜伽的)盤腿坐姿,蓮花坐,打坐…
in Chinese (Simplified) (尤指练瑜伽的)盘腿坐姿,莲花坐,打坐…
(Definition of lotus position from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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