Vajrasana is a simple yoga asana, which can be practiced after eating a meal to boost digestion. Vajrasana also the best pose for practicing Pranayama and meditation. Vajrasana calms the mind and brings relief from acid reflux, heartburn, constipation and other stomach ailments. Usually, breathing exercises like Pranayama, Kapalabhati, and Anulon Vilom are practiced while sitting in this position.
Sanskrit Name: Vajrasana
English Name: Diamond Pose
Other Names: Adamantine Pose, Kneeling pose, Pelvic pose, Thunderbolt pose
Benefits Of Vajrasana, The Diamond Pose
- Stimulates the digestive system and provides relief from
- Strengthens the back and relieves lower back pain and sciatica.
- Helps treat ulcers and acid reflux.
- Strengthens the pelvic muscles.
- Reduces menstrual cramps.
How To Do The Vajrasana posture is given below.
- Step 1: Fold both your legs backward and place your feet under your hips. Your big toes should overlap each other.
- Step 2: Keep your spine erect and lower your body such that your buttocks are resting on your heels and your thighs on your calf muscles.
- Step 3: Place your palms on the respective knee and close your eyes.
- Step 4: Focus on your breathing and observe how you are inhaling and exhaling.
- Step 5: Try to stay in this position for 5-10 minutes.
Practise Vajrasana daily after your meals for 5-10 mins.
In Vajrasana, sitting on your legs reduces the blood flow to the legs and increases it to the digestive area, therefore making the digestive system more efficient.
Vajrasana may cause some pain in the legs, initially. If this happens, stretch your legs forward and massage your ankles, knees, and calf muscles. With regular practice, you will be able to sit in Vajrasana for up to 30 minutes without much discomfort.