Lord Ayyappa is mostly shown as sitting in a peculiar posture. Like shown in the images given below:
When i checked his Dhyana Sloka in order to find out whether this posture is any particular Yogic posture or not, i found out that he is mentioned as sitting in the regular lotus posture (or the Padmasana).
Jeemoothashyamadhama mani maya viladsad kudalollosivakthro,
Hasthabjam daksha mathrothpalamitharabhujam vama janoo paristham,
Bibrath padmasanastha parikalitha thanuryogapattena jushta,
Sri poornapushkalabhyam puraharamurajith puthrakapathu sastha.||
Let us be protected by god Sastha who is the son of lord Vishnu and Shiva, Who is of the black colour of the clouds, who has a face shining because, Of the gem studded ear drops that he wears, Who has the red lotus in right hand, Who places his left hand on his left knee, who sits in the lotus pose along, With his two wives Poorna and Pushkala in the throne of Yoga.
But his sitting posture is something different, it's definitely not the Padmasana. (May be we need to check other Dhyana slokas)
Question: What is the significance of Lord Ayyappa sitting in that particular posture?