Thunderbolt Pose

Vajrasana

Thunderbolt Pose

What is Thunderbolt Pose?

Thunderbolt pose, or vajrasana, is an important beginner's meditation posture. With the legs folded under the sit bones, the back is effortlessly straightened.

Instructions

  1. Kneel with your knees together.
  2. Sit back on your heels with an exhale, allowing your toes to touch and heels to widen.
  3. Rest your palms on your thighs.
  4. Close your eyes and breathe while holding the pose.

Cautions

  • Avoid if you have a knee injury

Benefits of Thunderbolt Pose

  • Improves digestion
  • Relieves menstrual dicomforts
  • Activates prana in sushumna nadi
  • Redirects sexual energy for meditation purposes

Thunderbolt Pose Details

Sanskrit Name
Vajrasana
Pronunciation
vahj-RAH-sah-nah
Pose Level
Beginner
Yoga Type
Drishti
Bhrumadhye (Third Eye)
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