This yoga posture has been named after the shape it takes – that of a diamond or thunderbolt. One can sit in Vajrasana (Adamintine Pose) at the time of doing pranayamas. This yoga posture is pronounced as vahj-RAH-sah-na.
Vajra = Diamond shaped, thunderbolt; Asana=Posture or Pose.
How to do Vajrasana (Thunderbolt Pose)
- Fold both legs, keeping your hips on the heels. Toes pointing out behind you and big toes touching each other.
- Sit on the pit formed by the parted heels.
- Keep the head, neck and spine in a straight line. Palms facing up, placed on your thighs.
- Hold the pose and take long deep breaths.
- Breathe out relax. Straighten your legs.
Benefits of Vajrasana
- Enhances blood circulation in the lower abdomen improving digestion.
- If you sit in Vajrasana after food, food gets digested well.
- Relieves excessive gas trouble or pain.
- Nerves of legs, thighs are strengthened.
- Makes knee and ankle joints flexible and prevents certain rheumatic diseases.
- In Vajrasana spine is erect without much effort. It is also beneficial for practice of pranayam and as a preparatory for meditation.
- Acute trouble or stiffness in foot, ankle and knees.
- Slip disc conditions.
- Those who have difficulty in movement should practice this asana with a lot of care.
Yoga practice helps develop the body and mind bringing a lot of health benefits yet is not a substitute for medicine. It is important to learn and practice yoga postures under the supervision of a trained Sri Sri Yoga teacher. In case of any medical condition, practice yoga postures after consulting a doctor and a Sri Sri Yoga teacher. Find a Sri Sri Yoga course at an Art of Living Center near you. Do you need information on courses or share feedback? Write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org