Benefits of Yoga Everyday: Vajrasana
BENEFITS OF YOGA EVERY DAY : VAJRASANA
Vajrasana is a “vajra pose”, a sitting asana in yoga. It is a kneeling position sitting on the heels. A person need not be sitting in an erect position to do it.
The name comes from the Sanskrit words vajra meaning “thunderbolt” or “diamond like” and asana meaning “posture” or “seat”.
Kneel down on your knees, the way a namazi sits to offer namaz. Keep your toes in a way that they touch the ground. This way your butt will lie on your soles and your thighs on the calves. Keep your spine and head upright. Without folding your elbows, keep your palms on your knees. Keep your neck straight and vision stationary. Breathe normally.
Both men and women can do this asana the same way. This asana can be done easily for a very long time. This is one and only asana that can be done after your meal.
- Doing the asana for 5 minutes just after your meal puts pressure on the nerves resulting in easy and quick digestion of food. It helps to remove stomach gas. Regular practice of the asana effectively secrets juices in the stomach for easy food digestion. The whole body including bones and nerves becomes stronger. There is a beneficial effect on the centre of 72,000 nerves that is the naval, due to which the body becomes stronger and healthier.
- The pressure on the intestine brings balance and removes distortion in the intestine. It also relaxes gastric problems and pain that emerges from stomach.
- It gives strength to toes, knees, calves, thighs, waist and spinal cord. Its practice reduces a headache, sciatica pain (pain affecting the back, hip and outer side of the leg), and also reduces inflammations and pain in the back. It relaxes the arthritis pain as well.
- The student who do not feel focussed and find it difficult to concentrate on studies, regular practice of this asana improves focus and concentration. It brings maturity and helps in growth of memory.
- If one combs his hair while practicing this asana from an early age does not suffer from premature greying of hair.
- By practicing this asana, blood circulates properly. Stomach diseases are cured. The body becomes healthy and beautiful.
- If Vajrasana is practiced while breathing from the right nostril, food gets easily digested and if you do pranayama while practicing, all breathing disorders, tuberculosis, asthma, lung and chest problems are cured. Touching your chin to your throat while practicing this asana proves beneficial.
- The body always remains active and young.
Some doctors claim that Vajrasana may be harmful to knees. Therefore, patients suffering from arthritis or any other knee problems are advised not to practice this asana.