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Concept Vajrasana Series
Primary Vajrasana    


The vajra or thunderbolt is regarded as the weapon of lord Indra, the lord the gods. Similarly this asana may be regarded as the king of all asanas related with the mind, the king of all the senses. Vajra is major pulse (nadi) directly related with the genito- urinary system which regulates the sensual energy of body. There are over all fourteen asanas in Vajrasana series. All these asanas are related with the digestive system and sensual energy of a person. Therefore control of vajra nadi leads to sublimation and control of sensual energy. Vajrasana series asanas are most recommended in therapeutic yoga. There is hardly one person who has never been afflicted with sensual or digestive problems. After certain age even waist pain is normal problem. The vajrasana series plays an important role in alleviating waist pain, spinal chord or shoulder pain. These are also quite effective during menstrual disorders and abortions like problems or even normal delivery. That is why these days various doctors recommend yoga for safe and normal delivery. There is no time boundation for these asanas with only provision that you are on empty stomach and healthy. One can perform vajrasana even during menstruation. This relives one from pelvic strain, waist pain or burning sensation. During Vajrasana the vital energy flow is towards sahsradhara from muladhara which helps in meditation. Thus the sensual energy is promoted towards spiritual upliftment. Even that person afflicted with sciatica and slip disc who find unable to sit in meditational poses, can practice vajrasana easily.

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Primary Vajrasana:
  • Bend the knees and holding them together sit down.
  • Place the buttocks over both the soles.
  • Keep the fingers closed.
  • Hold the spinal chord and the neck straight.
  • Place the palms over the knees.
  • Relax and close the eyes.
  • Remain conscious towards the physical balance and breathing.
  • Do not allow the body to move forward or backward.
  • Hold the big toes over each other provided your body is flexible enough.
  • Practice this according to one`s time and comfort particularly just after the meal.
  • During this period breathe from abdomen.

1. Consciousness
  • On the breathing.

2. Benefits

  • Digestion.
  • Testicles inflammation.
  • Piles.
  • Peptic ulcer.
  • Menstrual disorders and pain.

The various poses in Vajrasana series are listed below. You can learn about the asana by clicking each link:
Techniques adapted from Asana, Pranayama, Mudra, Bandha by Swami
Satyananda published by Yoga Publications Trust, Munger, Bihar.


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