Vajrasana

Vajrasan – The thunderbolt pose

 

Vajrasana

Vajrasana

Introduction

The name Vajrasana comes from the Sanskrit words vajra meaning “thunderbolt” or “diamond”, and asana meaning “posture” or “seat”. It is also known as diamond pose, kneeling pose and pelvic pose. Vajrasana is the simple asana which can be practiced after having meals. It is the only asana which can be practiced both before and after the meals.  It is best for practising breathing exercises and meditation. Suptvajrasan is done as its sequel. 

Benefits

  • It calms the mind and bring stability in mind.
  • It helps cure constipation and acidity.
  • It increases digestion process.
  • Those suffering from gas problems can practice immediately after meals.
  • It helps to get rid of lower back pain.
  • It increases blood circulation in pelvic region and strengthens the sexual organs.

 

Technique

  • Sit on the floor on heels with the calves beneath the thighs.
  • There is a four finger gap between the knee-caps.
  • The first toe of both the feet touch each other.
  • Sit erect.
  • Keep the right palm on right knee and left palm on left knee.
  • Breathe normally.
  • It can be done from 15 to 20 minutes to as long as you feel comfortable.

 

Contra-indications

  • Person suffering from knee joint pain, and sciatica should not practice it.

         

 

 

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