Vajrasana – Thunderbolt Pose or Diamond Pose

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Vajrasana in Sanskrit means “thunderbolt” or “diamond-like” where a practitioner sits on his/her heels with the calves placed beneath the thighs. This is the only asana which can be practised after having meals.

Stepwise instructions:

  • Sit down with your legs stretched forward.
  • Fold your right leg at the knee and place it under the right buttock.
  • Similarly, fold your left leg at the knee and place it under the left buttock.
  • Tip of the toes should be touching each other.
  • Do not overlap your foot.
  • Sit with your spine straight.
  • Place your left palm on the left knee and right palm on the right knee.
  • Take few deep breaths in this position.
  • You can maintain this position for five minutes initially and gradually extend up to 30 minutes.
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