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Vajrasana makes the body exceptionally strong and healthy. Vajra means thunderbolt in Sanskrit.It is easy to remain motionless in this posture, hence it is named as Vajrasana. Do the movement slowly and in a relaxed manner. Inhale and exhale slowly. While drawing the abdominal region inwards and expanding the chest, focus the attention on these body parts.
Sit with legs extended together hands by the side of the body, palm resting on the ground, fingers of the hands together ponting forwards.
Bend the legs at the knees. Place the heels at the sides of the anus in such a way that the thighs rest on the legs and the buttocks rest on the heels.
Support the whole body on the knees and the ankles. Breathe normally while performing this asana.
Hands resting on the respective thighs, Sit erect, gaze in front close the eyes, the neck and the head in a straight line.
The knees and the ankles will perhaps ache in the beginning but this ache or pain will disappear by itself.
This asana is very simple posture and one can hold this posture with ease for a longer time.
While returning to the original position, bend little towards right side take out your left leg and extend it.
Similarly extend your right leg and return to the original position.
Do not sit on the heels.
While sitting on the bent feet, the heels should remain out and toes inside. Soles up ward.
Benefits of Vajrasana :
The regular practice of this Vajrasana increases the secretion from the glands. It also increases the white blood corpuscles produced in the spleen, the tonsils, the marrow and in other part of the body.
The mind also gets stabilized in this asana. It is preferred for meditation and concentration.
Vajrasana energies Kandasthana situated about thirty cms away from the centre of 72000 nadis.
This asana helps digestion and eliminates gas-trouble.
One who practices this asana regularly does not suffer from fever, constipation, indigestion and other minor or major ailments.
The constant and systemic practice of this asna alleviates the pain of the knees, the legs, the feet and the thighs.
This asana is also found to be good for Pranayama.
Notes : This is the only asana, which, if practiced immediately after meals, stimulates digestion.
The people having piles should not practice it.
knee injuries or problems like ligaments tears.