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:
You have a knee injury or have had knee surgery recently
You suffer from intestinal ulcers or you have a hernia
You have a serious back injury
BENEFITS OF THUNDERBOLT / DIAMOND POSE (VAJRASANA)
Calms the mind, keep you grounded and is great posture for meditation
Increases blood flow to your digestive system and helps relieve gastrointestinal disorders
Helps reduce menstrual cramps and helps relieve back pain
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
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.
Exhale and rest your buttocks on your heels. Sit up straight, open your chest and pull your shoulders back.
Gaze forward, place your palms on your thighs and keep your arms relaxed. Breathe in deeply and meditate mindfully.
Table Top Pose – Bharmanasana
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