Supine Thunderbolt Pose

Last Updated: April 4, 2018

Definition - What does Supine Thunderbolt Pose mean?

Supine thunderbolt pose is an intermediate yoga pose.

In this pose, the yogi starts in thunderbolt pose, then holds the feet and places the elbows on the floor to advance further backward so that the back and head rest on the floor with the arms stretched fully by the sides.

Supine thunderbolt pose is also known in Sanskrit as supta vajrasana.

Yogapedia explains Supine Thunderbolt Pose

Supine thunderbolt pose is a variation of thunderbolt pose. It is highly recommended to master thunderbolt pose before attempting supine thunderbolt pose.

The health benefits of supine thunderbolt pose include:

  • Stretches the hips, abdomen and thighs
  • Tones the spine and back
  • Improves lung function
  • Promotes thyroid function
  • Supports adrenal glands
  • Aids in digestion
  • Treats menstrual discomfort
  • Tones ankles and knees
  • Reduces excess fat in the hips and abdominal area
  • Boosts energy
  • Promotes self-confidence
  • Improves courage
  • Reduces anxiety and depression
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