Thunderbolt Pose (Vajrasana) How to do & Benefits

A girl doing Meditation in Vajrasana / Diamond Pose
Vajrasana / Diamond Pose/Thunder-bolt Pose

              Pronunciation -    va-ja-rah-sa-na
              Meaning -                   Vajra is the sanskrit word and it means 'Thunderbolt'. 
                                                                                  And asana means 'posture' or 'pose'.
              Difficulty - 1 (out of 5 )

                                  Vajrasana (Thunderbolt) is also known as "Diamond Pose".

How to do Thunderbolt or Diamond Pose (Vajrasana)?

Steps -

           1) Vajrasana is the seated posture. So on  Yoga Mat stand on your knees, fold your both leg and rest your buttocks on your heels. As shown in the picture above. Just like a Buddhist prayer.

            2) Now you can place your palms face down on the top of your thigh or take any Mudra and place palm face down on the knee.

            3) Take any mudra (hand gesture) and rest your palms face down below the navel on thighs. I prefer Dhyaan Mudra & Gyan Mudra.

Note -  

            a) Your both knees should touch or rest on the ground.
            b) Your spine or backbone must be straight or erect.
            c) This is the only asana that you can practice immediately after taking the meals.

Important :-

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Do not practice Yoga on hard surface, it will hurt your skeleton and internal organs too. So must do on  Yoga Mat.
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Benefit -          

          a) This pose helps in indigestion problem and improve digestive systems work.
          b) This pose helps to relax and calms your mind.
          c) This pose strengthen your lower body muscle including ankles, calf's and thighs etc.

Limitation -     

           a) Those who have knee-joint pain or ankle-joint pain should avoid to do Diamond or Thunderbolt Pose.

Variation -          

            The variation of Thunderbolt Pose or Vajrasana include in advanced type of asana which is little bit difficult and that pose is called ''SuptaVajrasana or Reclined Thunderbolt Pose''.

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