Vajra in Sanskrit means lightening. This asana can thus be performed as follows;
- Slowly kneel down on a blanket or mat that has been already placed. Release the toes out from underneath and onto the floor sending expansion into the tops of the ankles. Rest buttocks onto the soles of the feet. Allow the heels to separate until they touch the sides of the hips.
- You shall now see as how the head and spine can naturally balance over the pelvis. If the lower back is arching forwards, draw the tailbone slightly under and move the front, bottom ribs slightly down and in. Sit tall with stillness as you relax the eyes and mind. Breathe in slowly and normally for as long as the knees and ankles feel comfortable.
- In order to exit out of this asana slowly lean forwards and place your hands on the mat. Sit to one side to bring legs forward. Straightened and shake the legs well.
The benefits of Vajrasana are as follows;
- Brings about the strengthening of the calf and thigh muscles.
- This asana even brings about the stabilization of not only the body but it also brings about the stabilization of the mind.
- This is for the reason that it can be also used as in meditation pose.
- Even helps in controlling the circulation of blood in waist as well as the lower extremities.
- Improves and aids in the process of digestion.
- Conditions the pelvic muscles.
The precautionary measures in this asana are:
- Individuals with knee injury or problems should not perform this asana.
- Also it should not be practiced by individuals with cartilage or the ligament tears.
- Individuals with stiff joints should practice this asana with care.