Vajrasana (Diamond Pose) – an easy guide by Lets Yoga

This blog is an easy guide by Lets Yoga about everything you need to know about Vajrasana (Diamond Pose).

Vajrasana or Diamond Pose or Thunderbolt Pose is one of the easiest yoga poses out there and the only yoga asana that can be performed after meals.

Vajrasana stimulates Vajra Nadi, which makes the process of digestion easier, and consistent practice of it will make your digestion more stronger, also it is more beneficial to perform the Diamond Pose after heavy meals because this pose boosts the digestion.

Vajrasana (Diamond Pose)
Vajrasana (Diamond Pose)

Pronunciation & Meaning of Vajrasana

Try saying (vaj-RA-AHS-anna)

Vajrasana also know as Diamond pose & Thunderbolt Pose is one of the easiest seated yoga poses. In Vajrasana, Vajra means Diamond-like/thunderbolt, and Asana means Pose/Posture.

Step-By-Step Instructions for Diamond Pose

How to do Diamond Pose

Step 1

Start this pose by kneeling on the floor.

Step 2

Bring your legs close together then slightly rotate the back of both of your feet to the outward direction and then sit between them.

Step 3

Rest your palms on your knees, and make sure to keep your spine straight.

Step 4

Keep breathing normally, and be seated in this final position for around 1-5 minutes.

Benefits of Diamond Pose

  • Improves digestion
  • Help cure acidity, gas formation, and back pain
  • Helps in weight loss
  • Makes your legs and spine more stronger
  • Stretches knee, hip, ankle, and thigh
  • Helps stimulate abdominal organs
  • Helps in menstrual pain
  • Increase the flow of blood in the abdominal region

Precautions for Diamond Pose

Diamond Pose should be avoided if you have any serious back or leg injuries, or have gone through any recent surgery. If you have any of these problems then not only consider consulting a doctor before starting any exercise regime but also practice under the supervision of an experienced Yoga teacher.

More Information about Diamond Pose

Sanskrit Name of the Asana

Vajrasana

Asana Level

1

Modifications

If you have any difficulties in bending your knees to perform the thunderbolt pose, then you can try keeping a thickly folded blanket between your thighs and calf muscle.

Warm-up Asana

Follow-through Asana

  • Padmasana (Lotus Position)
  • Bakasana (Crow Pose)

Advancement

To deepen and make this pose more challenging, you can simply increase the amount of time of being in this pose.

Beginner’s Tips

If you are not able to sit longer in this pose, you can simply sit in an interval of 30 seconds; sit in this pose for 30 seconds then take a break for another 30 seconds and repeat and gradually increase the time. In just a few days of practice, you will start seeing the results.

Frequently Asked Question (FAQs)

How to do Vajrasana (Diamond Pose)?

Step 1. Start this pose by kneeling on the floor.
Step 2. Bring your legs close together then slightly rotate the back of both of your feet to the outward direction and then sit between them.
Step 3. Rest your palms on your knees, and make sure to keep your spine straight.
Step 4. Keep breathing normally, and be seated in this final position for around 1-5 minutes.

What does Vajrasana means?

Vajrasana also know as Diamond pose & Thunderbolt Pose is one of the easiest seated yoga poses. In Vajrasana, Vajra means Diamond-like/thunderbolt, and Asana means Pose/Posture.

How to pronounce Vajrasana?

Try saying (vaj-RA-AHS-anna)

How Diamond pose can make your digestion stronger?

Vajrasana stimulates Vajra Nadi, which makes the process of digestion easier, and consistent practice of it will make your digestion more stronger.

When to perform Diamond pose?

Diamond pose can be performed any time, even after a meal. In fact, this pose is the only yoga pose that can be performed after meals, and it is more beneficial to sit in the diamond pose after heavy meals cause it boosts digestion.

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