Vajrasana Benefits

Vajrasana 1 And Best Asana Advised doing it after the meal

Yoga teachers instruct you not to practice yoga immediately after breakfast, or some meals. Yogasana should be practiced two to three hours after a meal. Also, eat at least one and a half hours after doing yoga. But ‘Vajrasana’ is an asana that you can practice immediately after a meal to get Vajrasana benefits.

It helps in the digestion of food. This easy Asana should be done regularly to eliminate digestive problems. The seat of your feet in the asana is firm as a rock, hence called “Vajrasana”. This asana is beneficial, especially for the pelvis and back. Let’s find out now How to practice Vajrasana for more Vajrayana benefits!

Vajrasana steps

Vajrasana posture
  • First of all, sit comfortably on a yoga mat. Stretch your legs near each other
  • Keep your hands beside your hip
  • Now place the weight of the body on the right-hand side. After this, with the help of the right hand, bend the right foot on the knee, and take it backward.
  • Similarly, fold the left leg
  • Now bring both toes close to each other. But keep both heels away from each other.

Keep the Spine Erect

Vajrasana erected spine
  • Your legs will look like a seat in the back. Now sit on your back steps.
  • After sitting, lean forward slightly. Keep the spine stiff.
  • Place the palms of your hands on your knees.
  • Close your eyes and meditate. This is the final stage of Vajrasana.
  • You can sit in the last position of this seat as per your capacity.
  • Keep in mind that you will not get any benefits if you practice this asana forcibly.
  • On the contrary, it is possible to be hurt by a mistake
  • You have to come out of asana in a reverse manner you started to get into.


Difficulty in Vajrasana
  • Don’t do Vajrasana if you have pain in your legs, knees, ankles, hips, or back.
  • Also, if the ankles and knees are stiff, this Asana should be avoided.
  • If feet, knees, or ankles are hurting while sitting, a soft towel should be placed under the knees. It will give some relief to the feet.
  • Also, if you can’t put your hands on your knees, you can put your hands on the ground.
  • Do not bend your back while sitting in Asana
  • Also, do not hold your breath. Keep breathing naturally.


Relaxing in Vajrasana
  • Vajrasana improves circulation in the abdomen.
  • Improves the health of the backbone
  • The spine is naturally accustomed to remaining in a stiff and natural position. But you should practice Vajrasana regularly.
  • The ankles and knees are stretched. This improves blood flow. It also increases the elasticity.
  • Most importantly this asana helps in eliminating the problems related to digestion.
  • It doesn’t even take up much space to practice Vajrasana.

Vajrasana benefits for abdominal health

Supta Vajrasana

People, who are unable to exercise due to office, as well as household chores, should practice this easy asana.

There are two types of Vajrasana. The second type is called ‘Supta Vajrasana.  But the method of doing it is a bit different.

This asana gives good tension to the nerves in the abdomen as well as the internal organs of the abdomen. This will help them to stay healthy.

It also reduces abdominal fat.

Note: Practice any kind of asana in front of a yoga teacher.  Keep this in mind to avoid serious injury.

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