Hey there, I hope you’re doing well. We all know how important Yoga is in our lives. Likewise, this blog is all about one of the ‘Asanas’ i.e., Vajrasana & the benefits of Vajrasana. You’ll also get to know how to perform Vajrasana. Keep reading till the end.

About Vajrasana

In Yoga asanas are done in four ways – Standing, Sitting, and Lying Down position. Vajrasana is said to be the first asana before doing any asana. Vajrasana is the Sanskrit name for a seated yoga asana. This is a very important and beneficial asana. It is also called Thunderbolt and Diamond pose asana as it makes our body & mind strong same as a diamond. 

Vajrasana is one of the most powerful postures in Yoga and can be used as a transitional or resting pose. It is a seated pose and strengthens first our Vajra Nadi. Basically, Vajrasana is the only asana that can be done after having a meal. After eating one should sit in this posture for some time. This asana should be performed in the meditating pose. 

How to perform Vajarasana:

  1. Firstly, start in a long seating posture, sitting with the back straight with the leg stretched out in the front.
  2. Then, Keep the hands beside the hips and palm resting on the floor
  3. Fold the right leg at the knee and place the foot under the right hip
  4. Similarly, place the left foot under the left hip
  5. Toes touch each other and keep hands on knees 
  6. Sit straight, keep the backbone stretched, close your eyes, take deep breaths 
  7. Lastly, to come out of Vajarasana slowly raise the glutes and thighs of your lower legs till you are back into a kneeling position then stand up slowly and relax.

Benefits of Vajrasana:

Vajrasana can be performed easily for about 20 minutes. However, it is recommended for one to start from two to three minutes and then gradually increase the performing time with practice. It can be performed till you are comfortable and do not feel pain in the legs, knees, and ankle joints.

Moreover, Vajrasana enhances blood circulation in the lower abdomen. Improving digestion, and relieving excessive gas trouble or pain. The nerves of the legs and thighs are strengthened. Its practice makes knees and ankle joints flexible and prevents certain rheumatic diseases. Pregnant ladies can also perform this asana after a doctor’s advice and consultation.  As Vajarasana involves folding of the knees, those who have undergone knee surgery or have any kind of knee problems should avoid doing this posture.

16 Benefits of Vajrasana:

  1. Generally, It is the best therapy for improving digestion 
  2. Relieves excessive gas, trouble, or pain
  3. Moreover, Strengthens the muscles of the legs and thighs
  4. Adding to it, it also increases blood circulation to the lower abdominal region.  
  5. Helps keep the mind calm & stable 
  6. Reduces varicose veins 
  7. Increases awareness 
  8. It provides relief from lower back pain 
  9. It helps treat urinary problems to a great extent
  10. Also, it relieves the symptoms of sciatica and other nerve issues.
  11. It aids liver functions
  12. Vajrasana boosts metabolism
  13. Chiefly, Vajrasana improves nutrient absorption 
  14. It relieves menstrual cramps 
  15. Keeps blood sugar level under control
  16. It even lubricates knee caps

Blog by: Dr. Shweta Tripathi

Department of Yoga & Naturopathy

Biyani Group of Colleges, Jaipur

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