Yoga, Types of Yoga, Yoga Features

Yoga - Vajrasana

What is Vajrasana?

Vajrasana is also known as the Diamond Pose. The term Vajrasana is derived from two Sanskrit words Vajra means thunderbolt
 and Asana means pose. The word Vajra can also decipher as va + ra where va means to move and ra means radiant. According to its literal meaning it is a pose that radiates blood supply and subtle energies to upper body.


What is the method of practicing Vajrasna?

Vajrasana is considerably easy pose that can be practiced by everyone. For vajrasana go down on your knees with legs together and toes pointing out behind you, and sit back on your heels. Your big toes (or big toe joints) should touch with heels apart, and the spine should be straight. Now place your hands palms down on your thighs and keep your head and eyes straight looking ahead. This posture can be held for long periods of time but start with two repetitions.

What are the benefits of Vajrasana?
Vajrasana is very good for stomach disorders. It ensures digestion and prevents excess wind formation.

Is Vajrasana suitable for everyone?
Vajrasana is one of the basic yoga postures that can be practiced by anyone, but those who are suffering from knee injuries or pain in the knee should not practice this asana.

What is Supta Vajrasana? How to practice it?

Supta Vajrasana is another posture of Vajrasana. The literal meaning of word Supta is lying down or resting. Begin with simple Vajrasana posture and then bend backward. Firstly, rest your elbows on ground towards backside then slowly straighten your hands and completely lie

on your back. In this position your shoulders should rest on the ground. Knees should remain together but beginners may keep their knees apart if they find it difficult to keep them together. While returning to the original position, first take out your hands and place it by the side of your body and then with the help of elbows sit as in the first position.

What cautions should be taken while practicing Supta vajrasana?

Supta vajrasana is a special posture that requires certain cautions. Try to control your weight while lying on your back, jerking can cause injury to your back muscles. Do not put more than normal pressure on the back, arms, and the ankle joints while doing this asana. Do not practice this asana if you are suffering from gases, knee injuries or and pain in knees and hip.


What are the benefits of Supta Vajrasana?

Supta Vajrasana stretches the thigh and abdomen muscles and thus strengthens them. It is useful in constipation, high blood pressure and sciatica.


Yoga Exercises

Adho Mukha Svanasana II Anulom Viloma II Apanasana II Ardha Matsyendhrasana II Balasana II Bhunjangasana II Bidalasana II Chandrasana II Chaturangasana II Gomukhasana II Halasana II Janu Sirsasana II Jathra Parivartanasan II Konasana II Mandukasana II Matsyasana II Natarajasana II Padmasan II Paripurna Navasana II Parsva Uttanasana II Pascimottanasana II Pranayama II Purvottanasana II Salamba Sirsasana II Sarvangasana II Setu Bandha Sarvangasana II Siddhasana II Simhasana II Sukhasana II Utkatasana II Uttanasana II Utthita II Vajrasana II Virbhadrasana II Vriksasana



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