Reclined Thunderbolt Pose (Supta Vajrasana) How to do & it's Benefits

A girl doing Yoga Reclined Thunderbolt Pose / Supta-Vajrasana
Reclined Thunderbolt Pose / Supta-Vajrasana

                               Pronunciation -             su-pta-vah-ja-ra-sa-na
                               Meaning -  Supta is the sanskrit word and it means 'lean back down'. 
                                                                                    And asana means 'Posture' or 'Pose'.
                               Difficulty - 5 (out of 5)

                                      Supta Vajrasana is also known as "Reclined Hero Pose".

How to do Reclined Thunderbolt Pose (Supta Vajrasana) ?

A girl doing Yoga Step by step How to do Reclined Thunderbolt Pose / Supta-Vajrasana
How to Do Reclined Thunderbolt Pose / Supta-Vajrasana

Steps -

        1) Seat in Vajrasana (Thunderbolt Pose).

      2) Slowly-slowly lean or bend backward, with the help of your hand i.e. palm, forearm & elbow.

      3) Now rest in this position for 10-15 seconds.
                For beginner 5 seconds are enough.

      4) Now slowly come back to starting position, with the help of your hand i.e. palm, forearm & elbow.

Note -

          a) This is very difficult pose, so be sure that you are doing it in right way and slowly-slowly lean backward or bend backward.
          b) Take the help of your hands and elbow to slowly-slowly bend backward.
          c) Remain calm and steady during this pose.

Benefit -

        a) As you lean backward in vajrasana, all the muscle and fibers of your thighs really-really stretch too much and make it strong and healthy.
        b) This pose strengthen your lower body muscle including thighs, hips, calf's and ankles etc.

Limitation -

        a) Those who have knee-joint pain or ankle-joint pain must avoid to do Reclined Thunderbolt pose (Supta Vajrasana).

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