Urdhva Padmasana or the lotus pose in headstand can be practiced after mastering Sirsasana or the classical headstand pose. Urdhva Padmasana is an inverted asana and is performed after assuming the classical headstand. It is one of the difficult asanas and should be learned under the guidance of a qualified yoga instructor.
Padmasana or the Lotus Pose is an important meditative asana. The yogic texts mentions the importance of this pose. In Sanskrit, Padma means lotus and Asana means pose. Hatha Yoga Pradeepika talks of Padmasana, as one of the main asanas for meditation that can destroy all diseases.