Lotus flowers are everywhere in the yoga world, adorning yoga mats, props and even tattoos. Their beauty alone makes it easy to see why they’re so popular. But there's more to this flower than just it's physical beauty.
The key to understanding lotus flower symbolism is to consider the way that lotus flowers grow. Lotus flowers are renowned for their ability to blossom with such unblemished perfection from the murky waters of even the muddiest pond. Thus, they have become a poignant symbol of mankind's ability to break free and bloom from the murkiness of our daily lives.