Vajrasana

Vajarasan is the only asana that can be safely performed after a meal. In fact, it is more effective if performed immediately after a meal. This pose promotes proper digestion.

Vajrasana name comes from the Sanskrit word vajra, which means thunderbolt or diamond.

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  1. Kneel down, stretch your lower legs backward and keep them together. Your big toes and heels should be as closely held as possible.
  2. Gently lower your body such that your buttocks are resting on your heels and your thighs on your calf muscles.
  3. Place your hands on your knees, and look forward with your head absolutely straight.
  4. Concentrate on breathing. Be fully aware of how you breathe and carefully observe as you inhale and exhale.
  5. You can also close your eyes to concentrate on your breathing and to calm your mind.
  6. Try to stay in this position for a minimum of 5 to 10 minutes.

Benefits Of Vajrasana

Know the amazing benefits of the Vajrasana.

  1. This asana improves digestion and with regular practice, it eliminates constipation.
  2. Better digestion prevents ulcers and acidity.
  3. This asana strengthens the back and relieves patients suffering from lower back problems and sciatica.
  4. This asana strengthens the pelvic muscles too.
  5. It helps to ease out labor pains and also reduces pain during menstruation.
  6. This asana is one of the best ones to assume when you wish to go into a meditative state since it is an upright pose.
  7. Vajrasana is one of the poses — along with Padmasana, Halasana, Shavasana, and Paschimottanasana — that is useful for hypertension.
  8. Vajrasana, may improve concentration-based performance by keeping the mind calm and stable
  9. Strengthen sexual organs
  10. Helps in treatment of urinary problems
  11. Increases blood circulation to the lower abdominal region
  12. Helps to reduce Obesity.

Precautions And Contraindications

This asana is extremely safe. However, these are a few things you should be cautious about when you start practicing this asana.

  1. It is best to avoid this asana if you have a knee problem or have undergone surgery in your knees recently.
  2. Pregnant women should keep their knees slightly apart when they practice this asana so that they avoid putting pressure on their abdomen.
  3. Try not to over stretch or overuse your lumbar spine to sit erect.

Those suffering from intestinal ulcers, hernia, or any other problems related to the large or small intestine should practice this pose under the guidance of a yoga instructor.

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