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Vajrasana – Thunderbolt Gesture

Vajrasana, or thunderbolt gesture, is a beginner level position that aims to stretch your knees, ankles, hips and thighs.

 

The health benefits associated with the vajrasana pose primarily focuses on improving the posture of the spine, improving mental health and tones and stretches the pelvic muscles.

 

However, if you have recently suffered from recent knee or ankle injury, you should always consult a doctor before attempting the position. If possible, always arrange to learn this position under the supervision of an experienced teacher.

 

Instructions for Vajrasana
  • Kneel on a yoga mat with both the shin and the top of your foot flat on the floor
  • Rest your buttocks on the back of your heels
  • Hold your palms together in front of your chest in a praying position
  • Breathe deeply and hold this position for as long as feels comfortable

 

Required Preparatory Poses 

 

Follow-Up Poses Include:

 

Synonyms of Vajrasana: Vajrasana I, Vajrasana II, Thunderbolt Pose, Diamond Pose, Kneeling Pose, Pelvic Pose, Adamantine Pose
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