Laghu vajrasana is an asana that expresses strength, power and balance. It is often incorporated into advanced practices as an intense backbend. As the pose opens and expands the chest and throat, it allows for deep, clarifying breaths that can increase or improve focus.
This asana is thought to aid in opening the visuddha chakra (throat chakra) that is considered to be the purification and creativity center; and the ajna chakra (third eye chakra) that is the center of insight, intuition and intellect.
Practitioners of laghu vajrasana should be able to easily and safely practice ustrasana (camel pose), which laghu vajrasana builds upon. Beginners should not attempt this pose without the guidance of an experienced yoga teacher.