Vajrasana (Thunderbolt Pose, Diamond Pose and Adamantine Pose)
Vajra:- Diamond or Thunderbolt
Asana:- Posture or Pose
Position:- Sitting ( Kneeling )
Elements:- Light, Water and Earth
Anatomy:- Feet, Ankles and Knees.
• Vajrasana is meditative pose that needs to stay steady, firm and calm.
• You might think it as an easy pose but it’s not.
• At the beginning of the practicing this position, you might feel acute pain and unrest in mind.
• Many Breathing yogic exercises performed in this position.
Vajrasana step-by- step :-
• Kneel down on the mat with your lower legs stretched backward.
• Both feet below the buttocks with toes touching close to each other and heels apart place.
• Heels apart place and thighs on your calves muscles group.
• Keep your spine straight with your Chin parallel to the ground and raised your body, sitting on the gap between the heels on the ankle.
• Placing your both hands on your lap.
• Close your eyes to reduce any distraction and concentration on your breathing.
• Breathing in or breathing out should be performed in the steady and rhythmic way.
• Practicing this position 5-10 minutes daily in beginning and then try practicing it for 30 minutes daily.
• To release this Posture, remove the hands from thighs and return them to the sides of the hips on the floor.
• Inhale and lift the body tilting it to the left side and release the right leg and bring it stretched out in front of you and exhale.
• Inhale and release the left leg tilting the body towards the right a bit and exhale Stretching the leg out in front of you.
• Stretching both the legs out you could loosen the leg by shaking the Ankles or rotating them clockwise and anti-clock wise.
• Increases Flexibility in Ankles.
• Improves Blood Ciculation
• Strengthen pelvic muscles.
• Improves digestion
• Stabilized mind and body
• Reduces stress level
• Strong knees
• Improve posture
• Ease bowel movement
• Strengthening the immune system
• Healthy weight loss
• Relieves mood swings
• Glowing skin
• Strengthen spine
• Relaxing yoga pose
• Relieves stomach alignment
• Good for pregnant women
• You can meditate or do Pranayama in this Pose as well.
• Increases concentration.
• Injured Ankles or Knees ligaments
• Hernia or Ulcers
• Runners with Hamstring or Calf Injury.