Thunderbolt / Diamond Pose (Vajrasana) – Practice This Asana In 3 Easy Steps | Yoga With Nutan



THUNDERBOLT / DIAMOND POSE


Sanskrit Name – Vajrasana

Sanskrit Name Meaning – Vajra – Thunderbolt / Diamond, Asana – Pose

Type of Asana – Seated Yoga Pose

Target Areas – Hips, Back, Knees and Ankles


WHAT IS THUNDERBOLT / DIAMOND POSE (VAJRASANA)?


Thunderbolt / Diamond Pose (Vajrasana) is a seated Yoga pose. It comes from the Sanskrit word Vajra which means Thunderbolt or Diamond. It’s a perfect posture for meditation and deep mindful breathing.


DO NOT PRACTICE THUNDERBOLT / DIAMOND POSE (VAJRASANA) IF:

  1. You have a knee injury or have had knee surgery recently

  2. You suffer from intestinal ulcers or you have a hernia

  3. You have a serious back injury


BENEFITS OF THUNDERBOLT / DIAMOND POSE (VAJRASANA)

  1. Calms the mind, keep you grounded and is great posture for meditation

  2. Increases blood flow to your digestive system and helps relieve gastrointestinal disorders

  3. Helps reduce menstrual cramps and helps relieve back pain

  4. Strengthens your pelvic muscles, sexual organs and helps in the treatment of urinary problems


HOW TO PRACTICE THUNDERBOLT / DIAMOND POSE (VAJRASANA) IN 3 EASY STEPS

  1. Inhale and kneel on the floor. Your feet, legs and big toes should touch. Sit back on your legs and take the weight off your knees.

  2. Exhale and rest your buttocks on your heels. Sit up straight, open your chest and pull your shoulders back.

  3. Gaze forward, place your palms on your thighs and keep your arms relaxed. Breathe in deeply and meditate mindfully.


PREPARATORY POSES


Easy Pose – Sukhasana


Table Top Pose – Bharmanasana


Accomplished Pose – Siddhasana


Eagle Pose – Garudasana


Bound Angle Pose / Butterfly Pose / Cobbler’s Pose - Baddha Konasana


FOLLOW UP POSES


Downward Facing Dog Pose – Adho Mukha Svanasana


Staff Pose – Dandasana


Cobra Pose - Bhujangasana


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