Sunday, December 16, 2012

How to Practice Vajrasana

What is Vajrasana?

Vajrasana also called as Thunderbolt pose is the only asana which can be practiced immediately after food also.  To practice all  the other asanas, there should be a gap of at least 3 hours after food.  Like Padmasana, Vajrasana is also an Asana for meditation.  You can sit comfortably for a longer period in the Vajrasana.

The Vajrasana makes your body exceptionally strong and healthy.  Vajra means thunderbolt in Sanskrit.  Now let us see how to practice Vajrasana.  

How to practice Vajrasana

In order to practice Vajrasana, sit on your knees.  Take your foot backwards and touch the thumbs of your feet each other and sit right on your feet.  You should keep your spine straight and place your hands on the knee.  The breathing should be normal during the Vajrasana. Concentrate on the Agna chakra which is between the eyes.  See the steps to perform Vajrasana below.
  • Fold your left leg in the knee and place the toe on the floor
  • Fold right leg in the knee and place the toe on the floor and now join both the toes
  • Sit on the pit formed by the parted heels
  • Place the palms on the knees.

You can practice Vajrasana 15 minutes after food in order to increase digestive power and curing all digestive disorders.  Vajrasana can be practiced preferably after a meal because it will cure all indigestion and acidity problems in the stomach.  Your back pain also gets removed by vajrasana.  Vajrasana also makes your body and mind alert and strong.   If you practice vajrasana regularly, high blood pressure also gets corrected.   Vajrasana is an excellent yoga pose which boosts up the blood supply and refreshes the mind and thoughts.  If you practice vahrasana regularly,  it controls blood pressure and diabetes and other ailments related to stomach problems.  

Benefits of vajrasana

  • Cures stomach and digestive disorders
  • Can be practiced any time of the day
  • Controls high blood pressure and diabetes
  • Leg pain due to arthiritis can be removed
  • Vajrasana cures urinary disorders and reduced back pain too
  • Practicing vajrasana for 5 to 7 minutes is equivalent to a long walking exercise
Here is a sample video which shows how to practice Vajrasana

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