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Vajrasana – Thunderbolt Posture

By Prana Yoga | In All Yoga Postures, Meditation Postures, Vajrasana Group | on April 24, 2014

Vajrasana is also called Diamond Pose

Vajrasana-Thunderbolt-Posture

Steps:

  1. Sit in Dandasana (hips on ground, legs in front)
  2. Bend your knees and bring your heels under your hips, toes should be pointing backwards
  3. Sit straight with your backbone in an upright position. Lay the palms of your hands on your thighs.
  4. Look straight ahead.

Benefits:

  1. Calms the mind and bring stability in mind (so its also used as a meditative posture)
  2. Cures constipation, acidity, increases digestion process. Those suffering from gas problems can practice immediately after lunch or dinner.
  3. Increases blood circulation in the organs of the body as the blood flow is constricted in the legs
  4. It is a preventive measure against hernia and also helps to relieve piles.
  5. It alleviates menstrual disorders.

Sports application:

  1. Increases the ankle flexibility hence decreases the chances of injury in the ankle while running, dancing etc.
  2. Good ankle flexibility could help to increase your reach in rock climbing.

Contraindications:

  1. Any joint problem in the leg (knee, ankle)

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