Vajrasana is an Indian translation for Thunderbolt pose.
Vajrasana is an important meditation posture so as to give
the body an upright and straight posture without any extra
effort. This asana is even employed among Muslims and Zen
Buddhists as prayer and meditational posture. One who finds
Padmasana or Siddhasana uncomfortable may practice Vajrasana
for meditational purposes. In this asana, the vital
breath (prana) flows from Muladhara to Sahasrahdhara which
helps in meditation. It stimulates the vajra nadi, activates
prana in shushumna and redirects sexual energy to the brain
for spiritual purposes. There is no time limit for the practice
of this asana. Practice this particularly after meal, for
at least 5 minutes to enhance the digestive system. During
the acute digestive disorder, practice abdominal breathing
in this asana for 100 breaths before and after meals. You
can learn this asana below:
- Get in the Vajrasana pose as aforementioned.
- Block breathing flow through nostrils.
- Place the left or right big toe over each other.
- This depends on the predominant air flow via left or right nostril.
- This balances the breathing flow in the left and right nostrils related to Ida and Pingala Nadis.
- Eventually this helps in tranquilizing the mind.
- Hold the feet apart so that big toes are quite apart from each other
- Get in the Vajrasana pose with the buttocks flat on the floor.
- This stimulates muladhara chakra
- Bend the knees and sit on the buttocks.
- Maintain close sole distance.
- Interlock the fingers.
- Maintain the spinal chord and the neck straight.
- Place the palms on the knees and relax the shoulder.
- Balance the body in this position.
- Avoid excessive backward spinal arch.
- Keep your eyes closed and remain conscious towards breathing.
- Place both the toes on each other if your body is flexible.
- Physical- on the breathing and mental peace.
- Spiritual- on Manipura Chakra.
- Strengthens the pelvic muscles.
- Prevents hernia.
- Relieves piles.
- Dilated testicles and hydrocele.
- Hyper acidity and peptic ulcer.
- Assists in labor.
- Alleviates menstrual disorder.
- Sciatica and sacral infections.
- Slip disc.