Vajrasana | Thunderbolt Pose | How to do and 6 Benefits


                     Vajrasana is also know as 'Thunderbolt pose' or 'Diamond pose'. Vajrasana is a kneeling pose. Usually, breathing exercises like Pranayama, and Meditation are done sitting in this position.                           Yoga must be practiced on an empty stomach, but this asana have exception for it. You can safely perform this asana after a meal. In fact, it is more effective if performed immediately after a meal taken. This pose promotes proper digestion.

Girl showing how to do Vajrasana Benefits, Yoga Poses for Meditation, Thunderbolt pose
Vajrasana / Thunderbolt Pose

                          Pronunciation - va-ja-rah-sa-na
                          Meaning - Vajra is the sanskrit word. It means 'Thunderbolt'. And asana means 'Pose'.
                          Difficulty - 1 (out of 5 )

How to do Vajrasana?

Vajrasana Steps -
  1. Vajrasana is the seated posture. So, on Yoga Mat stand on your knees, fold your both leg. Then slowly go down, 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 -
  • Your spine or backbone must be straight or erect.
  • This is the only asana that you can practice immediately after taking the meals.
  • For Yoga and Meditation wear something comfortable clothes. Too tight cloths will distract you.
  • Do not practice Yoga on hard surface, it will hurt your skeleton and internal organs too.
         So you must do Yoga on Yoga Mat.

Benefits of Vajrasana -

  1. Vajrasana Yoga pose helps in indigestion problem and improve digestive systems function.
  2. This Yoga Meditation Pose helps to relax and calms your mind.
  3. This Yoga pose strengthen your lower body muscle including ankles, calf's and thighs etc.
  4. This Yoga pose helps in lower back problems and sciatica.
  5. This Yoga pose strengthens the pelvic muscles.
  6. Vajrasana Yoga pose prevents ulcers and acidity.

Vajrasana Precautions -

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

Vajrasana Variation - 

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

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